OLC Cafe and Mercantile

Brief Abstract

Inspired by local cafes and coffee shops, OLC's Cafe and Mercantile is designed as a space for community to gather around music, food, and all things local. With each conference, our community travels from location to location. Through the OLC Cafe and Mercantile, we are able to connect with local arts and change-makers with the collective goals of critically situating our work in a sense of place and advancing more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and socially just learning environments. Throughout the conference, we will welcome a variety of local artists as they "take the stage" to perform and engage in storytelling with us. We will also invite OLC community members to hop on mic or the stage to share their own talents.

Extended Abstract