From our friends at American University, via the Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists (WAPA):
The 7th Annual AU Public Anthropology Conference
Registration deadline: September 12
Join us for a revolutionizing conference as we work towards building coalitions across diverse social justice movements. We invite community activists, practicing and academic anthropologists and other social scientists, students, filmmakers and interested individuals to join us for two days of collaborative discussions and strategizing about how to better organize and collaborate across various sectors and disciplines to create new social justice alliances. Participants are encouraged to share experiences and insights from environmental, labor, liberation, LGBTQI, peace, anti-racism, anti-displacement, feminist, indigenous rights, health, disability rights, fair trade, and other social justice movements.
Unlike many academic events built around formal papers, this conference will focus on bringing panelists and audience members together to discuss concrete ways social scientists can support, strengthen, and contribute to activist movements striving toward progressive political action. The conference will include panel sessions (structured discussion of ideas), skills workshops (presenters teaching concrete skills to audience members), and a film festival.
Please submit abstracts (one-paragraph descriptions) of what you are interested in presenting or a film you made and would like to show at the conference. Panelists and Skills Workshop presenters will be selected by a group of students and faculty to ensure the conference reflects a diverse array of social movements, backgrounds, and experiences. The submission deadline is September 12; participants will be notified of acceptance on a rolling admissions basis.
PLEASE SUBMIT: one-paragraph abstracts to AUPublicAnthro@gmail.com
for panel sessions, skills workshops, or films.
DOWNLOAD: Call for Participants