QueerCon 2016: Social Justice Warriors, 2/26/16 at University of Cincinnati

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Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department
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QueerCon 2016: Social Justice Warriors is a collective effort stemming from the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Organization and faculty members. QueerCon is a student-organized conference that centers on feminist, queer, and trans* studies and politics. This year's theme is Social Justice Warriors

Date/Time: Friday, February 26th, 2016 from 9 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: University of Cincinnati, Tangeman University Center, 400 Level

This conference is a platform for you to showcase your academic, activist, educational, advocacy, and artistic works. It is a space to collaborate and network with a diverse group of scholars, activists, educators, and peers. It is a place to synthesize, develop, and learn new ideas about, theories regarding, and strategies for achieving social justice.

The areas of inquiry for Social Justice Warriors are numerous. We have grouped these areas under three broad categories for this conference. These categories are:

Queering the Academy
Incorporating critical, queer, and feminist theories into one's academic work with an emphasis on intersectionality. Promoting transformative policies and procedures within higher education and student affairs. Creating an inclusive, just, and welcoming environment for students, faculty, and staff at the collegiate level.

Theory in Motion
Practices of queer and feminist organizing. Incorporating theory into political actions. Implementing best practices within your institution or organization.

Virtually Queer
Organizing social media advocacy campaigns and online consciousness-raising. Engaging in the digital world through blogging, video games, online communities, and social sites.

Proposals are due on January 1st, 2016. See https://www.dropbox.com/s/fnjfn0wbf1gbc1r/QueerCon%202016%20CFP.pdf?dl=0 for the application. Email queercon@gmail.com with questions and inquiries!!