In January, Lanette Grate, faculty sponsor of the Demand Justice Panel at the University of Central Arkansas, was named a finalist for the Rachel Corrie Award for Courage in the Teaching of Writing. She was nominated for the award in part due to her work with the student panel, which has led discussions on the West Memphis case in different university settings.
The “Rachel Corrie”: Award is given to writing teachers who take professional risks in order to promote social justice through the teaching of writing. Grate did not win the award this year, but said she was proud to have been a finalist.
I too am proud of the work she and her students have done.
Congratulations, Lanette! And bravo to everyone on the panel!
To see what an honor this is, read more about Rachel Corrie.