NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE!
STUDY IN ACTION 2010
An undergraduate conference linking students with community activism
CALLOUT FOR SUBMISSIONS
NEW DEADLINE: January 26, 2010
Study in Action is an undergraduate student conference on social and environmental justice designed to link students and community activism. The conference is a space for students to present research and develop greater knowledge of social and environmental issues and build ties with community organizations. This year’s conference will take place from March 12-14, 2010 on the Concordia campus.
The Study in Action conference will accept submissions in English and French. Please note you do not have to submit a completed paper or presentation by our December 10th deadline, but only a proposal (details below) and a brief introduction that explains how your submission relates to Study In Action’s mandate of social and environmental justice.
Focus on Environmental Justice
Environmental issues are social and political issues. We see this connection in many ongoing struggles for social and environmental justice. This year, we are presenting an environmental justice stream at the conference, and we are encouraging submissions that connect environmentalism with racism, poverty, gender and other issues.
Potential topics or approaches could include:
- A history of community opposition to Canadian mining companies
- A critical analysis of the move towards “sustainability” through depoliticized technical reforms
- The implications of promoting “green” lifestyles based primarily on individual consumption choices
- An exploration of environmental justice in the context of Indigenous land struggles
With your contribution, the 2010 conference will critically engage with these kinds of issues and explore the links between struggles for social and environmental justice.
Please note that this is just one of the many subjects that will be presented at the conference under Study In Actions broader mandate of social and environmental justice. Some papers that were presented at last year’s conference included:
- “Community-Level Responses to Crime in Inner City Winnipeg…”
- “Immigration and Border Controls: perpetuating global inequalities”
- “Military explosives research at McGill from 1967-2007″
- “Colonization, Racialized Violence and the Criminalization of Prostitution in Vancouver…”
Study In Action not only crosses disciplinary lines, but also transcends the borders between academic and popular knowledges. We invite submissions to interpret our mandate as innovatively as possible.
JOIN THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
We are always looking for new people to help us organize Study In Action. We welcome students from all campuses and community members from across Montreal. Contact email@example.com or call 514-848-7585 to find out more.
SUBMITTING AS AN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT|
Please provide a 250-word summary of your submission. If you are submitting a work that is already completed, you are free to include it as well. Your conference presentation may be:
a) a 9-15 page paper for presentation
b) an audio-visual presentation
c) a work of art to be exhibited as part of the conference.
*We encourage submissions from undergraduates at universities in Montreal and elsewhere.
SUBMITTING AS A COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION
Please provide a 250-word summary of your proposed presentation of workshop, including estimates of how much time will be required, a maximum number of attendees, and any other specifications relating to space or supplies that you will need. Your conference presentation may be:
a) a 1-2 hour interactive workshop (please note: workshop presentations may also be considered as part of panels, in a 15-20 minute format).
b) an audio-visual presentation
c) a speaker or panel event co-presented with the conference
SUBMITTING AS AN ARTIST
Please provide a 250 word description of the artwork being submitted, including how it relates to the mandate, as well as size and installation parameters. Please provide pictures or samples if possible.
PLEASE SEND ALL SUBMISSIONS TO firstname.lastname@example.org BY JANUARY 26, 2010