2nd Annual Black Women's Health Conference February 15-16, 2013

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Tulane University Black Women's Health Task Force

The Second Annual Black Women's Health Conference at Tulane University
February 15-16, 2013
New Orleans, Louisiana


The mission of the Black Women's Health Task Force at Tulane University is to raise health awareness and increase knowledge of health-related issues and concerns that disproportionately impact black women and girls. The Black Women's Health Conference provides an annual forum for sharing, matching, and coordinating empirical evidence with praxis and experience to better understand and enrich health outcomes for black women and girls.

The theme of the 2nd Annual Black Women's Health Conference at Tulane University is Violence, Trauma, Resilience, Recovery: Factors in Black Women's Health. We particularly seek proposals that conceptualize, interrogate, deconstruct, and report on issues of violence, trauma, resilience, and recovery in both conventional and emerging public health, social, political, legal, and historical contexts relevant to black women's health and wellness, including: domestic violence, domestic violence recovery, intimate partner homicide, maternal homicide, victim support, rape, sexual assault, incest & sexual abuse, rape reporting, incest survival, workplace sexual harassment, trafficking in women & children, and Hip Hop culture & misogyny. We invite panel, poster, and individual paper submissions on a wide range of topics that may include but are not limited to the following:
• Homicide Victimization Rates
• Children & Homicide
• Psychoemotional Trauma and Depression
• Ex-Felon Re-Entry and Re-Integration Opportunities and Limitations
• Sex Work, Crime, and Economics
• Sex Trafficking, 21st Century Slavery, and Human Rights
• Queering Hip Hop Misogyny
• Rape, Spirituality, and Survival
• Domestic and Workplace Violence
• School Bullying, Violence, and Oppression
• Legal Aid and Domestic Violence Outreach
• Gender and Racial Logics of School-to-Prison Pipeline
• Performing Violence
• Violence in Exhibition
• HIV/AIDS and Partner Abuse
• Black Women's Roles in Anti-Violence Social Movements and Activism
• Literary Representations of Violence and Black Female Sexuality
• Mental Health and Destructive Images of Black Womanhood in Popular Culture
• Resilience Associated with Violence and Trauma
• Breaking the Cycle of Intergenerational Abuse
• Coping Strategies and Sexual Abuse Recovery

We encourage submissions in a variety of forms, including: traditional academic conference papers and posters as well as proposals for panels, workshops, and roundtables from academics, independent scholars, practitioners, artists, activists, and community workers and organizers.
For submission guidelines and conference registration, please visit www.bwhconference.com.

For questions regarding the conference please email bwhconference@wave.tulane.edu.

Submission Deadline is October 26, 2012.