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[UPDATE] Virginia Universities and Race Histories conference November 8-9, 2013
full name / name of organization:
UCARE (University and Community Action for Racial Equity)
Virginia Universities and Race Histories
This inaugural conference will bring together faculty, students, administrators, staff and community members to discuss slavery, its aftermath and its persistent influence on the present at Virginia’s colleges and universities. We will explore varying traditions and experiences that have to do with race and the myriad ways slavery and segregation are remembered or represented. We seek to facilitate dialogue and share methods of engaging the past. We invite paper, panel, workshop and discussion proposals on a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, the following:
Tradition and Identity
Landscape and memory: art, memorials, spaces
Issues of educational access and opportunity
Each proposal must indicate presentation time length, title, names of presenter(s), and current email contact(s). Additionally, each proposal should include a summary of presentation content of no more than 500 words which specifies the format that will be used (i.e. paper, panel discussion, workshop, discussion, etc.). Summary should clearly indicate the relevance of the proposed presentation to the conference and any audio/visual/non-technology needs. Preference will be given to proposals that are interactive and equip participants with the tools to take action. Please submit materials via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 1, 2013.
Conference co-sponsored by UCARE, the University of Virginia (UVa) Corcoran Department of History, UVa Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American & African Studies and the UVa Office for Diversity and Equity.
Please visit our website for more information and updates: http://virginiaslaveryconference.wordpress.com/