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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

AWSJ "Race Matters" Call for Presenters

Ambrose Women for Social Justice (AWSJ) is pleased to invite workshop presenters for the 9th Annual conference "Race Matters: Sharing Stories, Seeking Justice," to be held at St. Ambrose University on Thursday, October 25th, 2012. The goal of the conference is to give participants the opportunity to share their ideas about how race has impacted their lives and the lives of others and to give them tools to seek justice locally and globally. Submission deadline: September 8th, 2012.

Workshops will be 75 minutes long and will be held at 9:25, 10:50, with additional workshops and round table discussions over lunch from 12:15-1:30.
We will screen the film," Not in Our Town," at 1:30, followed by a discussion.
Workshop presenters are invited to join the AWSJ committee for dinner at 5:30pm.
The keynote address, will be given by Native American activist and leader, Lakota Harden, at 7pm.
We invite faculty, staff, students, and community members to present workshops, which are intended to be interactive and to encourage participants to share stories about how race has impacted their lives and lives of others and to give participants information, courage, and skills to seek justice in their community and world.
Workshops themes may include, but are not limited to: • Teaching and Learning about Racism in the classroom and beyond • Personal Reflections on Race - Sharing Stories, Learning, and Listening • Bystander Intervention: Combating Racism in our Daily Lives • Celebration of Civil Rights • Interracial Relationships: Joys and Challenges • Race, Class, Gender, and Justice • Community Partnerships for Racial Justice • White privilege
To submit a proposal, please email the following information to Katy Strzepek, at StrzepekKatyA@sau.edu by September 8. Some travel scholarships are available for out of town presenters. For more info, you may also reach Katy at 563-333-6113. Name(s), Email Address(es), Phone Number(s )of Presenter(s): Workshop Title: Summary of the workshop (50 words or less about what the participants will learn in your workshop): Description of Workshop's Learning Objectives: Special Requests: AV equipment needs: We will email you by September 15 to let you know if your proposal has been accepted. At that time, we also ask presenters to send a brief bio of 50 words or less that we can use for publicity.