The KCC READS Annual Student Conference
Bringing Together Students, Faculty, Staff & Invited Guests
Along with a series of smaller events throughout the year film screenings, lectures
by our faculty or invited guests, teaching workshops, panel discussions, student led
roundtables, debates and discussion fora we host an annual conference where students
working on the book, as well as members of the faculty, staff and invited guests,
present their work: in panel and roundtable formats; with papers, posters and power
point presentations; dramatic and poetry performances; and art and science exhibitions
showcasing work in multiple genres. Students also participate in the planning and
management of this event. And, each year, the author or an expert in the field is invited to give the Keynote Lecture
at the conference. For details of last year's program,
The KCC Reads Student Conference enhances students academic experience at Kingsborough by providing an opportunity
to present a paper or project on the annual book this year that book is Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. The program enables students who read the book in a class to share
with our community the work they produced in response to it.
The conference this year is
Mon. May 15th and Tues. May 16th. There will be a special panel on the first day, then, on the second day, from 9:00
a.m. to 3:00 p.m., students will present their work in small groups, class groups, or
as part of an exhibit. The concluding session of the conference, from 3:00 4:30
p.m., will be a lecture and a Q & A following the talk. (Details forthcoming.)
Students may present work done in ANY class, on ANY theme, in ANY format as long as it is
about or was inspired by Just Mercy. We will accept any type of work completed for a Kingsborough class (including extra
credit work) a paper, a speech or science project, an art illustration or painting,
a dramatic performance or poem, etc. any format, as long as it is related to Just Mercy in some way.
Publication: ALL student work presented at the conference will be considered for publication
in our journal,
Paideia: The Journal of KCC Reads, due out at the start of the Fall 2018 semester.
Recognition: Participating students will receive a Certificate of Participation. And, three students
will be awarded the KCC Reads
Social Justice Award for exceptional work on a social justice theme.
We choose the best student work in three genres, each on a social justice theme, and
grant these students the Award, presented at the Inaugural Lecture the following September.
Complete the submission form for work you would like to present at the conference.
And, Students: Don't worry if it is still a draft or not fully complete -- submit what you have now,
you can finalize it before the date of the conference.
Use the ONLINE Submission Form to submit your work
print the form and submit a paper copy, click the appropriate link below:
STUDENT Request to Present /
FACULTY / STAFF:
FACULTY/STAFF Session Proposal
** Deadline for Submissions: Monday May 1st, 2017! **
2016 - 2017: Just Mercy
2015 - 2016:
2012 - 2013:
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks