FINAL DEADLINE EXTENSION: Monday, January 26th at 10am

The Study in Action Submissions deadline has been extended for a final time to 10am on MONDAY, JANUARY 26th! This is your last chance to send in your submissions to be a part of this year’s conference!

For student submissions, click here.
For community submissions, click here.

Submissions deadline EXTENDED to January 23rd 2015

Take note, everyone: The submissions deadline has been extended by one week to Friday, January 23rd 2015 at 5pm. That means there’s still time to send us your conference proposals!

For student submissions, click here.
For community submissions, click here.

CALL FOR PAPERS: CONTRIBUTE TO STUDY IN ACTION 2015

STUDY IN ACTION is a grassroots research conference on social and environmental justice designed to link students with community groups and activists.

Please read the details below to learn more about how you can contribute as a student or as a community group.

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CALL OUT FOR SUBMISSIONS BY STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS
Deadline to submit: Friday January 16th at 5pm

STUDY IN ACTION 2015
An undergraduate and community grassroots research conference

Study in Action is a grassroots research conference on social and environmental justice designed to link students and community groups and activists. The conference is a space for students to present their work, develop greater knowledge of social and environmental justice issues, and build ties with community organizations.

Study in Action seeks to call into question a lot of the dominant perspective that gives legitimacy to traditional and academic forms of knowledge at the expense of non-traditional and non-academic forms of knowledge. We value both forms and encourage submissions that are both traditionally academic (written within the context and style of research papers) as well as those that are non-academic (personal narratives, performances, visual presentations, etc.)

This year’s conference will take place March 21st and 22nd, 2015 at the downtown Concordia campus. Study in Action is jointly organized by QPIRG Concordia, QPIRG McGill and GRIP UQÀM.

STUDENTS: Send us your submissions!

The Study in Action conference is currently seeking both English and French submissions from undergraduate students in Montreal and beyond! We are looking for submissions in diverse formats on a variety of topics. If you are currently working on, or have completed an essay, a research project or a group presentation or any other form of assignment on any topic relating to social and environmental justice, we encourage you to share it with us.

Click here to fill out the Student Submissions form.

Some themes discussed in past conferences include (but are not limited to):

• Indigenous sovereignty and decolonization
• Beyond governments: self-governance and democracy
• Economics, austerity, and anti-capitalism
• Incarceration and the prison industrial complex
• Bill 60 / The Quebec Charter of Values
• Accessibility
• Environmental justice and environmental racism
• Public space, poverty and gentrification
• Radical education and pedagogy
• Gender and feminism
• Sex and sexuality

SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES FOR STUDENTS

Please note that it is not required that a completed project be submitted by our January 16th deadline; only a proposal is required together with a brief summary explaining how your submission relates to Study in Action’s mandate of social and environmental justice. Study in Action encourages submissions that are traditionally academic (written within the context and style of research papers) as well as submissions that are non-academic (personal narratives, performances, visual presentations, etc.).

Your conference presentation may be:

a) a 15-20 minute presentation or your essay or research findings on a panel

b) an hour-long group workshop

Some papers that were presented at the 2014 conference included:

• Feminist Resistence to State Interventions Into Indigenous Families
• Seeing the Forest for the Fags: Re-imagining Sustainability as a Queer Project
• The Quebec Charter of Values and the Homonationalist Imaginary of Quebec
• Lac Megantic: A Geography of Dispossession and Amnesia
• Putting Movement into Decolonial Movement-Building: Flash-Dances, Indigenous Resurgence, and Imperceptible Politics
• From Stohl to Erickson: The Strengths and Limitations of Pornography Featuring Women with Mobility Disabilities

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COMMUNITY GROUPS: Contribute to Study In Action

Montreal-area community groups are encouraged to make a submission to Study in Action, a grassroots research conference on social and environmental justice designed to link students and community groups and activists. Study in Action values the contributions to collective knowledge gained through day-to-day organizing and struggles of local community organizations, through public campaigns, local projects, popular education, mobilizations, support work and more.

Click here to fill out the Community Submissions form.

Some themes discussed in past conferences include (but are not limited to):

• Indigenous sovereignty and decolonization
• Beyond governments: self-governance and democracy
• Economics, austerity, and anti-capitalism
• Incarceration and the prison industrial complex
• Bill 60 / The Quebec Charter of Values
• Accessibility
• Environmental justice and environmental racism
• Public space, poverty and gentrification
• Radical education and pedagogy
• Gender and feminism
• Sex and sexuality

SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES FOR COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Please provide a brief summary of your proposed workshop, including estimates on how much time will be needed, a maximum number of attendees, and any other specifications relating to space or supplies that you will need. Explain how your submission relates to Study in Action’s mandate of social and environmental justice. Study in Action encourages submissions that are traditionally academic (written within the context and style of research papers) as well as submissions that are non-academic (personal narratives, performances, visual presentations, etc.).

Your conference presentation may be:

a) a 1-2 hour interactive workshop (please note: workshop presentations may also be considered as part of the panels with a 15-20min format)

b) an audio-visual presentation

c) a speaker or panel event co-presented with the conference.

Some of the community group workshops that were presented in past Study in Action conferences have included:

• McGill Research Group Investigating Canadian Mining in Latin America
• CKUT News Collective
• The Termite Collective
• Canadian Roots Exchange