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Race, Class, & Immigration: act

Race, Class, & Immigration Events

The 2015 WFI Symposium
Host: Communication, Postcoloniality, and Social Justice: Decolonizing Imaginations
Date: 26th-29th March, 2015
Location:Villanova University, Villanova PA, USA
The organizers of Communication, Postcoloniality and Social Justice: Decolonizing Imaginations thus invite proposals from scholars who employ postcolonial frameworks to study various communication and media phenomena—including their embedded-ness in various logics of transnationality. We are interested in exploring how communication/media scholarship, with its varied rich perspectives, may make contributions to broad field of postcolonial studies by foregrounding the importance of communication/media frameworks for understanding colonial cultures, and transnational relations. We wish to explore how postcolonial analytical frameworks may productively enrich our understandings of various communication and media phenomena and enable us to decolonize normative frameworks in the field so as to be responsive to various struggles engendered by contemporary (and past) post/colonial logics. The conference aims to provide a productive space that can facilitate dialogue and interconnections amongst scholars conducting postcolonial scholarship in communication and media studies.

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.

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.

 


Actions

Ferguson Action
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
THE JURY HAS ANNOUNCED THEY WILL NOT CHARGE THE COPS
WHO MURDERED ERIC GARNER & MIKE BROWN.
SHUT IT DOWN.
Connect with the National Movement and find an Action happening near you! 

 


Petitions

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!