Call for proposals for a double session at the NWSA June 2004 conference in Milwaukee
Sponsored by the NWSA Lesbian Caucus
DOUBLE SESSION: RACE, RACISM, AND WHITE PRIVILEGE IN LBT CULTURE AND THEORY
Session One: Race Segregation/Race Separatism in Queer Communities
This session will focus on the phenomenon of race segregation and race separatism that occurs in some queer geographical "communities". In what ways have racism and white privilege maintained segregated queer spheres. To what extent is race separatism a purposeful form of empowerment? How and when do different race-based queer women's groups come together? What can be done to eradicate the racism, white-centeredness, and white privilege that is found in many dominant queer communities?
Session Two: Bump and Grind: Race Theory Meets Queer Theory
This session will address the intersection(s) of race theory and
queer theory from the perspective of queer scholars of color. Is it
the subject of most Queer Theory is white? Is the subject of
most Race Theory heterosexual? How does a menage-a-trois with Feminist Theory complicate things?
Please send a one page abstract, including your name, institutional affiliation, and contact information via email to one of the contacts below by November 15, 2003.
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