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GITA issues call for conference proposals

The institute welcomes ideas for panels, presentations, workshops and more within the theme of ‘Contesting Constitution(s).’

October 17, 2019

Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy banner imageThe Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy will host “Contesting Constitution(s): Political Alliance and Women’s Right to Vote” on April 2. In advance of the event, the institute has issued a call for panels, presentations, roundtables, teach-ins, art, academic posters and workshops related to the theme.

“Contesting Constitution(s)” will provide opportunities to consider the past, present and future of political agency, constitutional rights and women’s suffrage, and ask larger questions about freedom, equality, democracy and justice. The central objectives are to provide programming that helps educate students and the campus community about the past, interrogate contemporary issues and mobilize for a better future.  

Organizers welcome proposals on:  

  • Constructions of citizenship
  • Historical and contemporary political processes for inclusion and exclusion
  • Indigenous perspectives, settler colonialism and political sovereignty
  • Slavery, freedom and reparations
  • Community organizing, political movements and social-justice initiatives
  • Diasporas, immigration and asylum
  • Policing, incarceration, surveillance, security and the state
  • Nationalist ideology
  • Religious conviction(s) and faith-based activism
  • (Anti-)discrimination laws and legislation
  • Corporate power, privatization and the economy
  • Gentrification, displacement, housing rights and health of marginalized communities
  • Restorative Justice, Transformative Justice and Healing Justice frameworks

If you are interested in presenting, please include the following in your proposal:

  1. Name(s) of presenter(s) and email address(es)
  2. School or community affiliation
  3. Position (student, staff, faculty) and major/office/department/program
  4. Format: panel, roundtable, presentation, teach-in or workshop
  5. Preferred times to present. If you are a faculty member proposing a teach-in, please indicate time and location of classroom.
  6. Which conference objective(s) your presentation covers: educate, interrogate/explore and/or mobilize (more than one can be selected).
  7. Title of presentation (20 words max.)
  8. Proposal abstract (250 words max.)
  9. List of references (2-10 sources)
  10. Required technology (e.g., a projector, etc.) or accessibility needs (e.g., translator, etc.)

Please submit your proposal as a single PDF with the subject header “Contesting Constitution(s)” to no later than Nov. 1. Those selected will be notified by mid-December. Visit the GITA website for more details.

The event is co-sponsored by Center for Multicultural Excellence and Inclusion at MSU Denver, the Department of Chicana/o Studies at MSU Denver, the Department of Political Science at the University of Colorado Denver and the Community College of Denver Sociology Program.

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