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Race, Class, & Immigration Events

Fourth Biennial Interdisciplinary Conference on Race
Host: Monmouth University
Date: Thursday, April 16 – Saturday, April 18, 2015
Location: West Long Branch, NJ
The primary theme of the fourth biennial interdisciplinary conference on race at Monmouth University is race and criminal justice throughout history and across global societies with an emphasis on social activism and equal justice. Although the main conference theme is specifically related to race and justice, we welcome all papers on race in the U.S./global societies from a variety of disciplinary perspectives including history, anthropology, sociology, economics (and labor), education, communication studies, and cultural studies.

2015 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Host: AERA
Dates: April 16-20
Location: Chicago, IL
The 2015 Annual Meeting theme is intended to focus our attention on justice—locally as well as globally—in a spirit of mutually respectful collaborative engagement with our disciplines and modes of inquiry in the context of the world around us. The aim is to make room for democratized knowledge and knowledge production in which the experiences of all people are shaped by principles and practices of justice. When we do so, our scholarly interests can align more closely with the interests of justice for those who have been and are educationally marginalized, dispossessed, and excluded.

The 28th National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE 2015)
Host: The National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education
Date: May 26-30, 2015
Location: Washington DC
While NCORE 2015 is still in the process of calling for submissions from presenters, the key objects of the conference are to discuss efforts to create inclusive higher education environments, programs, and curriculum; improve campus racial and ethnic relations; and/or expand opportunities for educational access and success by culturally diverse, traditionally underrepresented populations. And to provide important insights, points-of-view, skills, tools, and strategies that stress solutions, implementation, and practical applications to back up these critical conversations.

National Hispanic Science Network 15th Annual International Conference
Host: National Hispanic Science Network
Dates: June 24-26, 2015
Location: LaQuinta Inn & Suites Riverwalk, San Antonio TX
This conference offers opportunities for mentoring, networking and collaborations. The annual conference serves as an excellent platform for young investigators to promote their research interests, in addition to an opportunity for members to receive pertinent information regarding the future of the organization. Plenary presentations will be given by Dr. George Koob, Director of the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Additional panels will be focused on Health Disparities in Alcohol Use; Drug Use and Comorbid Mental Illness, Drug Use in Adolescence; and Multiple Health Risk Behaviors among Latinos. Mentoring activities will include an early-career investigator panel, speed mentoring session, a grant review panel, poster session and evening social events.

Leadershape Institute – Special Interest Session
Host: Leadershape Institute
Dates: Sunday, August 2 – Friday, August 7
Location: Champaign, IL
*Special Interest session only for African American Men*
The LeaderShape Institute® challenges participants to lead with integrityTM while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values.  Participants explore not only what they want to do, but who they want to be.
Dynamic, challenging, and exciting, the week is intended to produce a breakthrough in the leadership capacity of participants — benefiting them individually, as well as their respective communities and the organizations they will go on to lead and serve in the future.

Removing the Mask, Lifting the Veil: Race, Class, and Gender in the 21st Century
Host: The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)
Dates: August 21-23, 2015
Location: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago, IL
SSSP invites scholars, scholar-activists and practitioners to examine the issues of race, gender, and class in the first decade and a half of 21st century to locate avenues to continue the progressive work they have begun, by investigating fractures in building a culture free of “isms.”  As scholars in pursuit of a just society, what we offer at this time of historical change may alter the most pressing problems carried across centuries.

Equity Summit 2015
Host: PolicyLink
Date: October 27-29
Location: Los Angeles, CA 
Equity Summit 2015 will ground inclusion, justice, and prosperity in the urgent issues of today and connect them to the creativity and bold vision of the equity movement. Advocates from Ferguson to New Orleans, Minneapolis to New York, and all points in between, will be part of interactive panels, tours, and in-depth, skills-building sessions that showcase how local leaders can impact policy change. Equity Summit 2015 will forge powerful partnerships for building an equitable and prosperous nation.



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National Petition: Demand for Full Review of El Paso Detention Center
“I write to ask for an immediate review of the El Paso Detention Center. Recently, in light of the public cases of the Dream 30 who were detained there, it has come to my attention that a great number of immigrants are being unjustly held in the El Paso Detention Center despite having already passed their credible fear interview.SIGN NOW!