By Samantha Blackmon, Cristina Kirklighter, Steve Parks
In 2011, the nationwide Council of lecturers of English (NCTE) became 100 years outdated. yet our occupation is perpetually starting, regularly remodeling itself and its goal as new voices and identities declare their rights in our school rooms and in our state. the popularity of such claims, even though, doesn't take place and not using a fight, with no collective work. hearing our Elders makes an attempt to seize the historical past of these collective moments the place academics throughout grade degrees and associations of upper schooling geared up to insure that the voices, heritages, and traditions in their scholars and associates have been well-known inside our specialist businesses as an essential component of our study rooms and our self-discipline. In doing so, hearing Our Elders demonstrates this acceptance was once now not continually simply given. as a substitute, no matter if the difficulty used to be race, sexuality, type, or incapacity, devoted activist companies have usually needed to push opposed to the present limits of our box and its agencies to insure a broader feel of universal accountability and humanity was once recognized. hearing Our Elders beneficial properties interviews with Malea Powell (Native American Caucus), Joyce Rain Anderson (Native American Caucus), Jeffery Paul Chan (Asian/Asian American), James Hill (Black Caucus), James Dolmage (Committee for incapacity factor in collage Composition), Geneva Smitherman (Language coverage Commitee), Carlota Cárdenas de Dwyer (Latino/a Caucus), Victor Villanueva (Latino/a Caucus), Louise Dunlap (Progressive Caucus), Karen Hollis (Progressive Caucus), Louie staff (Queer Caucus), William Thelin (Working category tradition and Pedagogy SIG), invoice Macauley (Working category tradition and Pedagogy SIG).