Unity Through Diversity: The Power of Unity
February 20-23, 2014
In Our Own Voices has their annual LGBT people of color health summit (a national event), slated for February 20-23, 2014, in Albany, NY. The link is www.UTD2014.com. If interested, you can find the abstract selection criteria and submit your proposal (Deadline November 15th) at http://www.utd2014.com/calls.
The goal of Unity Through Diversity: The Power of Unity is to uplift the voices of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
People of Color (LGBT POC), while promoting social change, healthy sexuality, violence-free living, social activism and
safe spaces for LGBT POC.
The Gender Resource Center at Idaho State University are excited to be collaborating with the College of Arts & Letters in hosting the 10th annual Gender & Sexuality Conference, which will be held on the ISU campus March 3-4, 2014:
10th Annual Multidisciplinary Conference on GENDER & SEXUALITY IN EVERYDAY LIFE
CALL FOR PAPERS
Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
March 3-4, 2014
Keynote: Lisa M. Diamond, University of Utah
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 1, 2013
Gender and sexuality play pivotal roles in our daily lives; how we express ourselves and interact with others, they are present if not always recognized. The purpose of this conference is to explore and recognize the multitude of ways we express, deliver, decipher, and perform gender and sexuality.
This conference is funded primarily through the ISU Women’s History Month events fund and is completely FREE of charge. There is no cost to present and all sessions will be free and open to the public.
ALL submissions related to gender and/or sexuality will be considered. Possible topics could include:
- Spirituality and gender
- Sex and the law
- Gender in the media
- The politics of sex
- Gender in relation to LGBTQIA
- Sexual ethics
- Alternative sexualities
- Gender stereotypes and gender roles
- International perspectives on sexuality/gender issues
- Sexual violence
The committee invites advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty and adjunct from all colleges and universities, to submit proposals. Panel submissions from groups, student organizations, etc. are also welcome.
Presentations may take several different formats, including: papers (resulting from group work or individuals); slide presentations; films; readings; and performances. Presentations should be no longer than 15 minutes in duration. Standard A/V equipment such as computer and projector will be provided. If you require additional equipment you need to provide it yourself.
Please attach an abstract/short summary, no longer than one page in length, and be sure to include your full name, academic status, institution and complete contact information.
Submissions should be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The committee will review all submissions and submitters will be notified by January 1, 2014.
In order to allow for presentation respondents, accepted presenters will be asked to submit their completed papers, completed slide presentations, or an extended summary of their performance or film by February 3, 2014.
Affordable lodging is available close to the ISU campus, for more information about the conference, questions or concerns please visit http://www.isu.edu/andersoncenter/genderandsexuality.shtml or contact the Gender Center at 208-282-2805, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
*For those interested in CEC:s, there will be a cost associated with sessions offering credit
(Re)Membering the Body 21st Annual Emerging Scholarship in Women’s and Gender Studies
Graduate Student Conference*
Feminist Action Project Conference: Call for Submissions 2014
The Feminist Action Project, a two-day conference at the University of Texas at Austin on March 21st-22nd 2014, is seeking panel and workshop submissions.
This year’s title is “Redefining Our Place at the Table: Finding Feminism Through Authentic Conversations.” We hope for this theme to encompass community building and a thorough examination of feminist history.
Our goals for the conference are: including the experiences and perspectives of both students and community members, prioritizing 101-level introductions to theories and movements, highlighting the complexities of identity in relation to the feminist and other activist communities, and to put a special emphasis on language and space.
Submissions should be consistent with the theme and goals. We welcome academically-oriented proposals as well as practical and activist ones, but we prefer interactive models such as discussions and skill-building workshops. We are particularly interested in proposals dealing with one or more of the following themes:
Relationships between movements:
- Confronting –isms and oppression within feminist movements
- Tensions between women of color movements and ‘mainstream’ feminism
- Collaboration between feminist generations/waves
- Trans* and gender identity activism and the LGBT mainstream
- Disability rights activism and intersectionality
- Race and economic rights activism (like Occupy Wall Street)
- Negotiating Identity
- Navigating femininity in the workplace
- “Passing” in relation to gender identity
- Online Activism
- Facebook and Twitter activism
- #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen, #FeminismIsForWhiteWomen
- Activist self-care
- Inherently patriarchal language
- Appropriative or pejorative language
- Ableism (visible and invisible disabilities)
- People-first language
- Heteronormative language
- Trigger Warnings
- Privilege and power
- Sexual & gender identities
- Body acceptance activism
- Indigenous rights movements
- Intros to feminist histories and authors, etc.
Please include in your submission:
- Title of panel, workshop, or presentation
- Brief description, no more than 300 words
- Description of AV and space requirements
- Past experiences presenting and references, if applicable
- Your name and contact information (phone and e-mail preferred)
The deadline for submissions is February 14, 2014. Please submit all documents via email to email@example.com, with “Attn: Programming Committee” in the subject line. You can send the submission as a Microsoft Word file, .pdf, or text file.
If postal mail works better for you, please send it to: Feminist Action Project, c/o Gender and Sexuality Center, 1 University Station, A4400, Austin, TX, 78712
We are very excited about this year’s conference and we look forward to hearing from you!
The first annual Women’s Empowerment Conference Austin (WE Con Austin for short), a two-day gathering in Austin on March 22-23, 2014, for women, girls, and those who care about them, is seeking panel and workshop submissions!
Our goals for WE Con Austin are:
- Building connections and community among central Texas women and girls
- Sparking great discussions about gender issues
- Helping women and girls gain knowledge and build skills that will enable them to create the lives they want
Submissions should be consistent with the goals. We prefer interactive models such as discussions and skill-building workshops.
We are particularly interested in proposals dealing with one or more of the following topics: self-care, community and coalition building, fitting activism into your life, how to be an effective ally, practicing feminism in everyday life, reproductive justice, food justice, body image, and empowering girls. We will offer a teen/tween programming track, so we welcome proposals for this age group.
Please include in your submission:
- Title of panel, workshop, or presentation
- A brief description of 300-500 words
- Description of AV and space requirements
- Your name and contact information (phone and email preferred)
The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 13, 2013. Please submit all documents via email to conference@
If you have any questions, please contact Carrie Tilton-Jones at carrie@womenscommunityctx.
The 2nd Women of Color Student Conference (formerly the Women of Color Student Summit), sponsored by the Women’s Center, will be held on March 29-30, 2014 in Coffman Memorial Union on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus.
The Conference Planning Committee invites organizations and individuals (faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members) to submit proposals for workshops for the 2014 conference.
Sponsored by the Feminist Majority Foundation, the 2014 National Young Feminist Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., will provide young activists with the opportunity to network, grow their knowledge on pertinent domestic and global feminist issues, and fine-tune their organizing methodology. Join young feminist activists from around the nation as we discuss issues including (but definitely not limited to) reproductive justice, eco-feminism, intersectionality and identity-based activism, campus organizing tactics and methods, violence against women, ballot measures and political organizing, social media and web-based activism, and global women’s rights and health.
On March 29th and 30th, we’ll be coming together at the Double Tree Crystal City to talk organizing and issues – and then March 31st we’re taking a trip to the National Mall for a Congressional Visit Day. Learn to make change on campus, in your larger community, and in your Representative’s office with us at NYFLC 2014.
Special Note: Everyone is welcome at NYFLC! That means folks from all regions, origins, genders, and backgrounds. The only thing we ask is that you wear the title of ‘feminist’ with pride!
Registration is now open, and Early Bird Specials apply to groups and individuals who register before February 1, 2014. Individuals may now register for only $25, and folks in a group of five or more can register for $20 / each. For more information on how to register in groups, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vendors and Sponsors
If you’re interested in an exhibition or vendor slot or in sponsorship opportunities, email us at email@example.com!
Questions? Feelings? Curiosities? Bring it on.
Believe it or not, Research Week 2014 is just around the corner, scheduled for April 14-18 this year. Research Week is the university’s annual celebration of undergraduate research and creative activity, giving undergraduate researchers the opportunity to showcase their work and less experienced students the opportunity to learn more about the possibilities for conducting research at UT. Each year, various research units and programs schedule events such as capstone presentations, oral symposia, workshops, exhibitions, performances, or poster presentations that correspond with Research Week, raising awareness of their students’ accomplishments within the university community.
The Office of Undergraduate Research also hosts a poster presentation session and exhibition of creative work at the Longhorn Research Bazaar, which will be held on Wednesday, April 16 from 11:00 to 1:00 in the Gregory Gym Arena. This session is open to all UT undergraduates, with priority given to students who do not have another opportunity to present their work during Research Week. We provide space for academic units and organizations to host information tables at this event, which is a great chance to reach out to students who are interested in research and creative exploration. Registration and application forms are now open on our website. The deadline to register a Research Week event or reserve an information table at the Longhorn Research Bazaar is Friday, March 7, 2014.
The Office of Undergraduate Research holds poster design workshops for undergraduates who are planning to present their work with the support of a research poster; students may find out more about poster workshops and how to sign up on our website.
Call for Papers:
FAQ: A Salon Series in Feminist and Queer of Color Critique – Graduate Student Conference
Dates: May 2-3, 2014
Location: University of California, San Diego
Keynote Speaker: Professor Sharon Holland, Duke University
UCSD is pleased to announce an inaugural graduate student conference in feminist and queer of color critique, which will take place May 2-3, 2014. The conference seeks to open dialogue about the intersections of women of color feminism and queer of color critique. We invite graduate students from UCSD and elsewhere to participate in our two day conference, with a keynote and a closing musical performance. We are honored to have Professor Sharon Holland from Duke University as our keynote speaker. UCSD holds a particular legacy for generating prominent scholarship in queer of color critique and queer theory. Our interdepartmental working group, FAQ: A Salon Series for Feminist and Queer of Color Critique, hopes to interrogate the effect of this legacy on campus in its many divergent and changing facets in the work of current faculty and graduate students. This conference provides a setting for continued discussion.
For this inaugural conference, we engage “FAQs,” frequently asked questions (or better yet queries), concerning the role of women of color feminism in queer of color critique. As Roderick Ferguson and Grace Hong have suggested in their recent introduction to the edited anthology, Strange Affinities, queer of color critique traces its lineage to women of color feminism as opposed to queer theory (Hong and Ferguson, Strange Affinities 2). At this conference, we hope to tease out this lineage further, by remaining attentive to the myriad feminisms that fall under women of color feminism, and to the continued active presence of women of color feminism as an academic field of inquiry. In an effort to interrogate the convergences of women of color feminism and queer of color critique, we invite interested participants to consider the following topics:
- Native feminism and queer indigenous studies
- Postcolonial feminism and subaltern studies
- Transnational studies and diaspora
- Black feminism and the black Atlantic
- Chicana feminism
- The place of archival and historical records
- Literary and artistic form
- Activism, community, and grass-roots organizing
Submissions: Please submit a 250 word abstract to: firstname.lastname@example.org by February 1, 2014.
Please email or see our website for further questions/updates: http://faqucsd.wordpress.com/
FAQ is sponsored by: Cross Cultural Center; Department of Critical Gender Studies; Department of Ethnic Studies; Department of Literature; LGBT Resource Center; The Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Women’s Center
NWSA Call for Proposals
November 13 – 16, 2014
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Yi-Chun Tricia Lin, NWSA President and Director & Professor, Women’s Studies Program Southern Connecticut State University
Michele T. Berger, NWSA Vice President and Associate Professor, Women’s Studies, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Catherine Orr, Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies, Beloit College
Proposal Submission Deadline: February 20, 2014
The online submission system will open in early January. Please note: All submitters and presenters must have a valid NWSA log in and password to submit. See the FAQ for more details.
About the Theme
NWSA’s 2014 conference theme, Feminist Transgressions, endeavors to take up the histories, geographies, affective dimensions, and political stakes of various feminist insubordinations in the spaces they occupy: intellectual and institutional, local and global, public and intimate, by choice and under duress. Mobilizing the multivalent concept of transgression helps reframe interrogations and impositions into those locations where we labor, love, defy, resist, protest, play, create, and/or celebrate.
NWSA 2014 identifies several thematic areas for critical inquiry and creative engagement in women’s and gender studies and related fields:
Rethinking the Nation
Love and Labor
NWSA invites all of those interested to submit proposals for panels, papers, workshops, and performances that represent the wide range of intersectional and transnational scholarship in the US and beyond.
Please note: All submitted proposals must address one of the five themes listed. All presenters must have a log in with NWSA in order to submit a proposal. Please review the FAQ for more information.
2014 Conference Presenter Requirements
All accepted presenters must be individual NWSA members for the 2014 membership year AND pre-register for the conference by July 15, 2014.
If you have already renewed your membership for 2014, thank you! To review your membership, please log in using the log in menu on the left hand side of the page. If you have forgotten your password, please click “Forgot your password” and enter the email address you used when you joined NWSA. Your new log in information and password will be sent to you via email. If you have any trouble logging in, please email email@example.com
To renew your membership now, please log in and click, “Membership Renewal” on the left hand side.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
NWSA has received a generous gift from an anonymous donor to support travel grants to the NWSA conference. NWSA is working to match the gift to support the presentation of work by emerging scholars in women’s studies. Learn more and give today!