CFP: Hurricane Katrina (10/30/05; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Chitiga, Miriam
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Call For Papers: Creative Pieces on Hurricane Katrina

Claflin University's Performing Arts for Effective Civic Education
Program (PAECE) is calling for ORIGINAL creative works addressing key
civic and political issues related to the recent tragedy in the Gulf
Coast. PAECE is a US Department of Education - FIPSE funded program
that seeks to enhance civic knowledge, responsibility and engagement,
via the performing arts.

Possible issues to address include, but, are not limited to the
following: Economic Impact; Socio-Political Impact; Intersections of
Race, Class and Politics; Poverty; Health Implications; Comparisons
between Third World & Gulf Coast Tragedies and Circumstances;
Comparisons and contrasts -International Outpour of Donations for
Katrina, Tsunami, Rwanda, Dafour, etc.

PAECE seeks poems, skits, plays, monologues, artistic works, drawings,
music, rap, songs, verses, performance pieces, and any other meaningful
pieces that will help bring pertinent state/ regional/ national/
international civic issues to the forefront. The creative works should
show evidence of current and historical research. The civic or
political implications should be clearly outlined (albeit outside the
piece) so that the audience may learn / gain deeper insights into the
issues covered in the creative piece. In other words, artists should
clearly articulate the educational value of their pieces to a specific
or general audience. Papers should aim to enhance social justice and
critical analyses.

The best pieces will be edited and published in a PAECE special edition
dedicated to the victims of hurricane Katrina. The publication will be
made available to schools, colleges, libraries, civic organizations,
religious organizations, and will be accessible on-line.

Prizes will be given to the top ten pieces selected. The PAECE team
will determine the criteria for judgment and our selections will be
final. All works should be original and never published before. The
authors may re-publish their pieces elsewhere after the PAECE
publication. We particularly encourage amateur writers to submit their
creative pieces. Instructor-student collaborations are particularly

Deadline for submissions: October 30th 2005

Please include a brief bio with your submission.

Email Submissions or Inquiries to: &

Submissions to be sent to:

Miriam Chitiga, PhD.

Associate Professor of English & Leadership

Project Director: FIPSE-Claflin PAECE Program

Claflin University Orangeburg, South Carolina 29115

Email: &

Tel: 803 535 5220 / 5494

(NB. PAECE is funded by a grant from the US Department of Education:
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) for $439,766
for three years (2004-7). The ideas of this program do not necessarily
reflect those of our sponsors nor are they endorsed by the federal

For more information about adapting the PAECE program to your
institution / organization / school, contact the Principal Investigator,
Miriam Chitiga Subject Line "PAECE Adaptation")

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