Beyond the Culture: Black Popular Culture and Social Justice

deadline for submissions: 
December 15, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Georgia State University Department of African American Studies
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Beyond the Culture: Black Popular Culture and Social Justice is the first popular culture and social justice conference to be held at Georgia State University. The conference will be held in Atlanta on February 6 and 7, 2020. The purpose of this conference is to critically examine the use of popular culture in social justice. Specifically, this conference will examine the ways in which artists, scholars and activists have used popular culture to pursue social justice. Various forms of popular culture are used in the fight for social justice across the many realities of the human condition. This includes music, comic books, literature, film, television programs and social media branding. Understanding the role of popular culture and its relationship to social justice, we are having a two-day national conference that focuses on the utility of popular culture for social justice. Please consider submitting your abstracts for this phenomenal conference. The Department of African-American Studies is accepting abstracts for individual presentations, roundtables, and workshops that examine the relationship between black popular culture and the following topics: criminal justice reform, pedagogy, Black feminism, politics, identity, immigration and LGBTQIA. Submissions will be accepted until December 15, 2019. For inquiries about the conference, contact the Department of African-American Studies at 404-413-5135 and/or email


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