We are putting together a special issue for the Voices in Urban Education (VUE) open-access journal (https://steinhardt.nyu.edu/metrocenter/vue). The goal of the special issue is to “bring together diverse education stakeholders with a wide range of viewpoints, including leading education writers and thinkers, as well as essential but frequently underrepresented voices in educational scholarship, such as students, parents, teachers, activists, and community members.” Our special issue focuses on the theme: 

Centering community healing, sustenance, and resilience in STEM and computing education through art and social justice.

You can read the full call here.We are reaching out to you all because we believe that your missions align with the theme for this special issue and that your voice, the voices of your collaborators, and the voices of your students could provide valuable insights on this topic. If you are interested in participating, please submit 100-150 word abstracts by Aug 7th outlining your contributions to the special issue. We will review the submissions and notify you of acceptance by August 15. The full submission will be due November 31st.  

This special issue promotes a diverse set of formats with which you can contribute including: visual arts, articles, interviews, video and written documentaries, poetry, and autoethnographies. If there is another format that you think would be more appropriate for your contribution just reach out! We have outlined a set of subgenres for submission within the call including (but not limited to): 

  • Conversations in Urban Education
  • Research Perspectives in Urban Education
  • Commentaries in Urban Education 
  • Expressions in Urban Education 

Importantly, this is an inclusive journal where researchers, practitioners, and students are all encouraged to be authors within the special issue. We will also be sending a specific call for student art that will go out in early fall with a deadline in December. 

If you are unable to contribute at this time, but know of another organization whose mission and/or organization aligns with this special issue theme, please feel free to forward this email and encourage them to submit an abstract by the Aug 7th deadline. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Kayla DesPortes kd90@nyu.edu.

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