Call for Papers and Art - Interdisciplinary Human Rights Journal | Theme: #BlackLivesMatter | Deadline: January 15, 2016

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Journal for Human Advancement: Independent Projects for Progress and Human Rights | The Goodis Center for Research and Reform, Inc.

We are seeking submissions for the February/March 2016 issue on the following theme:


Submissions must be received by January 15, 2016, and may approach this topic from any perspective. Papers and artwork need not explicitly cite #BlackLivesMatter in the body of the submission. Our editors are looking for works addressing #BLM as a social movement, as it relates to the civil rights movement, as related to police reform and accountability, and in any other context.

By choosing this theme, the editors aim to engage in discussion about #BlackLivesMatter that will draw on the language of human rights, and will further address topics pursued by The Goodis Center such as poverty, police reform, and others listed on the Center's website.

Please also see our General Call for Submissions and review our Submission Guidelines before sending your submission to

The Journal for Human Advancement: Independent Projects for Progress and Human Rights, ISSN 2152-2766, is published in order to encourage and develop a general public familiarity with human rights and to foster a productive critical understanding of human rights ideology and practice. Articles include basic introductions to the material, case studies, and theoretical discussions in the social sciences and humanities, as well as scientific, legal, and artistic works that deal with any themes in human rights.

The Journal is intended to work towards an understanding for the origins, development, direction, applications, conflicts and controversies in human rights, as well as to bring attention to both the relation between human rights and policy and the implementation of policies into practice. Moreover, the Journal seeks to bring together various disciplines and genres to promote a multifaceted and interdisciplinary framework for evaluating human rights.

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