Through a series of short essays, scholars/activists will be asked to reflect on what the Kansas City conference and surround activism might mean for CCCC, as an organization, for calls for C’s to enact policies that support not only the safety of its diverse membership, but a conference space which pushes toward a new professionalism premised on the insights of theories and traditions which exist beyond white heteronormative, abelist, and European traditions. The goal is to create a space for scholarly discussion that takes seriously — and perhaps even extends — the full range of theoretical and political work in our field that is committed to social justice.