Prof. Mohan Dutta at the National Communication Association Opening Session

On 10 November 2016, Prof Mohan J. Dutta attended the 2016 National Communication Association (NCA) 102nd Annual Convention Opening Session. Together with various other panelists (Lisa A. Flores, University of Colorado, Boulder; Bryant Keith Alexander, Loyola Marymount; University & Billie Murray, Villanova University), he presented the opening talk titled “Putting Bodies on the Line and Words into Action – Celebrating the Joys of, Challenges in, and Opportunities for Civic Engagement.”

Dr. Bryant Keith Alexander has built a career thinking about and embracing queer black bodies moving through the vectors of racism and homophobia; Dr. Mohan Jyoti Dutta has spent the past decade advocating for health care justice in developing nations; Dr. Billie Murray has chronicled her participation in movements for social justice in the wake of Confederate memorializing and in the face of hate speech. A Dean, a Chair, and an Assistant Professor; a colleague from LA, another from Singapore, a third from Philadelphia. While our speakers embody diversity in terms of race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and methodology and area expertise, they are united in their commitment to using communication activism for the common good. Come hear their stories from the front lines of change; listen as they engage in spirited dialogue about why communication matters, and how, and to whom; and please lend your voice to our collective celebration of those who put their bodies on the line and words into action. – Source

Watch the 2016 NCA Opening Session talk below:

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