Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Interdisciplinary Conference: Re-Imagining Diversity, Multiculturalism, and Social Justice

deadline for submissions: 
December 30, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Frederick Douglass Institute West Chester University of Pennyslvania
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Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Interdisciplinary Conference: Re-Imagining Diversity, Multiculturalism, and Social Justice

Call for Papers

Date: April 5, 2018 to April 6, 2018

The Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) is hosting a Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Interdisciplinary Conference.  Please join us in celebrating 200 years since the birth of Frederick Augustus Bailey Douglass.

Conference theme: Re-Imagining Diversity, Multiculturalism, and Social Justice

Conference date: April 5-6, 2018

Location: West Chester University in West Chester, PA

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS/PAPERS/PROPOSALS:

The Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) invites you to submit abstracts/papers/proposals for the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Conference scheduled on April 5-6, 2018 at West Chester University. This bicentennial celebration will examine Douglass’ legacy within the contexts of his era and today. Scholars, academics, researchers and intellectuals of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to submit abstracts, papers or proposals related to the conference theme including, but not limited to, the following topics:

- Literary and rhetorical traditions of resistance and dissent

- Race and the question of a post-racial society

- Gender, race, and ethnicity in the 21st century

- Ethnicity, immigration, and citizenship in the 21st century

- Race, social justice and cultural identity in the USA

- Constructing class and social justice through the media

- Historical consciousness of America’s journey to freedom

- Politics, policy, and people of color

- Complications of religion and freedom

- Equality, law, and the criminal justice system

- Literacy and multicultural education

Please send your abstract of approximately 500 words via the proposal submission page at https://orgsync.com/161904/forms/266596.

Please also take note of the following important dates:

- Proposal submission deadline: December 30, 2017

- Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2017

- Registration: JFebruary 10, 2018

Contact Info: 

https://orgsync.com/161904/forms/266596

Contact Email: 

eshevlin@wcupa.edu