The Shepard Symposium for Social Justice will be held on March 26-28, 2003 at the University of Wyoming. The conference begins on Wednesday evening, March 26 with a reading by Paisley Rekdal, author of The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee: Oberservations on Not Fitting In. Thursday morning, March 27, July Shepard, anti-hate crime activist, will welcome conference participants. Following the welcoming address, concurrent sessions by conference participants are scheduled. Thursday evening, Princeton scholar Cornel West will give the keynote address. The Symposium will conclude Friday afternoon with an endnote by Urvashi Vaid, currently with the Ford Foundation's program on Peace and Social Justice and formerly executive director of National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
For the concurrently sessions, we encourage proposals from university and college faculty, students, elementary and secondary teachers, staff, independent scholars and community activists that address issues of social justice, particularly, proposals that specifically address this year's conference theme: "Promoting Justice: Living with Difference." The Call for Proposals can be found at our website. Proposals must be received by December 1, 1002.
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