As part of Prideweek March 3-10 (formerly OUTweek), The Pride Collective is organizing Queer U, an annual academic conference on sexualities and genders. The conference centers on bringing the research and work of students and community members from across the west coast of North America and beyond to a broad audience in an attempt to foster understanding and discussion.
This year the theme is “Coming Together: Connecting our Communities”. Intersectionality is crucial to community activism and social justice, and based on that, our goal for this year’s Prideweek is to build new connections between marginalized communities and strengthen existing ones. Please try to work this theme into your presentation, but any and all submissions will be considered.
This call for papers is open to undergraduate and graduate contributors and community members from any department or area of research that relates to sexuality and gender. Workshop proposals related to community are welcome as well. All topics are welcome, however Queer U is especially seeking submissions dealing with the following topics:
- Engagements of gender and sexuality within activist movements (disability justice, environmental justice, anti-capitalist organizing, Black liberation, etc.)
- Critiques of whiteness within LGBTQ+ community organizing
- Relationships between community & wellness
- Intersections of Queer/Trans communities with systems of power
- Anti-racist, Indigenous, and/or Intersectional Feminist Approaches are Encouraged!
If interested, send in a short (300 word or less) abstract outlining the paper, presentation, and/or workshop to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 10th, 2017. Please title email Queer U abstract.
The Queer U Conference is open to the general public. It will take place on Saturday, March 4 from 11am to 5pm. Please forward this to your networks.
The Pride Collective at UBC