[UPDATE] UTSA Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium on "Social Healing" Submissions due January 9 2015

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Graduate English Organization at the University of Texas--San Antonio

What does social healing look like in its most effective manifestations? How are we responding to the violence(s) and systemic oppression(s) that pervade our communities? How have we and how can we continue to attend to the real needs and social ills of all our respective communities? What strategies affect revolutionary positive healing? In what ways are social healers resisting, confronting, and/or transforming community healing? Our questions are inspired by the Caribbean novelist, scholar, and social activist, Dr. Erna Brodber. Brodber defines social healing as: "looking at the society to heal the society." This interdisciplinary symposium brings together graduate and undergraduate students, scholars, writers, artists, performers, and community activists to engage with the topic of social healing from various perspectives.
This daylong symposium will take place on MARCH 27, 2015 at UTSA Main Campus (San Antonio, Texas). The Symposium on Social Healing aims to cover an array of topics and disciplines as well as foster a space for developing ideas, research, and community networking. Deadline for submissions are JANUARY 9, 2015. Please email 200-250word abstracts to UTSAGEOSymposium14@gmail.com.