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Poverty 2010: An Interdisciplinary & Community-based Graduate Conference
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Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
“Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.” (Article 25(1) of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
Call For Abstracts:
1) Inquiry & Awareness:
3) Ongoing Initiatives:
Although this conference is particularly interested in addressing issues of poverty in Kingston, its overarching ambition is community-building around poverty issues that can be applied to the Kingston community and communities across Canada. Kingston is a small city of great disparity.It has the distinctive trait of having the highest concentration of academics and federal prisons in all of Canada. It is also the urban centre for a region characterized by rural and Aboriginal poverty. Furthermore, impoverished Kingstonians receive inadequate welfare rate and are forced to live a life of close surveillance by welfare administrators, neighbours, friends, and families. Rural and urban communities nationwide face similar circumstances. How can we envision and share strategies to combat the underlying issues that shape, create, and sustain such disparity and suffering?
Deadline for abstract submissions: March 31, 2010
Health, Food Security, Gender & Sexuality, Criminalization, Racialization, History of Anti-Poverty Activism, First Nations & Poverty, Culture & Representation, Labour, Cooperatives, Unions, Housing, Welfare, Environment, Resistance, Education, Stigmatization & Poor-bashing, Surveillance.
Abstracts must be between 200-300 words in length, plus title, author affiliation, and specification of presentation format (with particular comment on accessibility of information to the general public). Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31, 2010.
October 14: Opening reception and keynote address by Dr. Margaret Little, Department of Women’s Studies and Sociology, Queen’s University; concurrent panels and social justice trade show throughout the day, anti-oppression workshop, and evening poetry slam.
October 15: Community-based workshops: skills sharing, information sessions, walking-tours, social justice radio programming workshop, feast, movie night.
October 16: Day of Reflection and Action: Roundtable discussion, Anti-poverty festival.
Cost and Accommodation: