Call for Proposals

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Second Annual Racial Justice in Praxis Conference
May 19-20  2017
National Louis University
Chicago, IL

Call for Proposals
We are inviting submissions to the 2nd Annual Racial Justice in Praxis Conference. The Racial Justice in Praxis conference is a collection of wide-ranging information and ideas.The theme for this year’s conference, sponsored by Psychologists for Social Responsibility and National Louis University, is The Psychology of “The Wall”. This year’s conference theme is an attempt to truly understand the phenomenon of physical, psychological, social, and political barriers to social justice, and the ways in which they are combated, experienced and dismantled. Community reflection, response, and collaboration is essential. We invite students, activists, professionals, organizations, and individuals who care to challenge  the status quo, to  converge and share their research, community work, organizing, and ideas. The new deadline for proposal submission is April 3, 2017.

The following formats will be considered:
Comprised of a series of presentations that address aspects of a single topic; symposia usually includes 3-4 individual presentations. Each presentation will be allotted 15-20 minutes. Symposium submissions should include an abstract for each presentation, an abstract for the symposium, and an identified moderator that will guide post-presentation discussion.

Workshop presentations provide training on a specific skill, technique, or process, and may involve one or more presenters. Workshops are intended to emphasize learning through participation, discussion, and “hands-on” activities. Workshop submissions should include an abstract.

Gallery Space
Gallery space submissions should explore the 2017 theme of  “The Wall”. In a new approach, the gallery space will host artists submitting both visual and performing arts. Expressions include but are not limited to: Photography, Animation, Posters, Sculpture, Short Film, Visual Interactive Design, Dramatic Performance, Musical Performance, etc. Please provide links to examples of your work as well as a short summary of your concept

Roundtables are forums for interactive discussion of a topic among a small group. Roundtables should include a moderator, preferably an expert on the topic.  Presentations typically include 15 minutes of topic introduction, followed by discussion and feedback. Roundtable presenters should bring targeted questions to pose to others at the table, in order to learn from and with those attending. Roundtables are an ideal format for in-depth discussion on a particular topic.

Individual Presentations
Individual presentations are focused mainly on sharing information and usually offer a portion of the time for Q & A

The conference seeks participation from not only psychologists, but from graduate students, undergraduate students, and community members, working to create social change.

Please click here to submit proposals and here for more information. 

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