Call for Presenters: Women and Human Rights Conference
A Benefit for No More Tears
To be held at Nova Southeastern University’s Knight Auditorium
March 13, 2009, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m
Scholars, students, social service providers, and activists are encouraged to submit proposals to present at the first Women and Human Rights Conference being held Friday, March 13, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Knight Auditorium on the main campus of Nova Southeastern University. Proposals for panels are welcome as well. Students can also submit proposals to display posters demonstrating their work relevant to women and human rights. All proposals must be received by January 31, 2009. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by 5:00 p.m. on February 6, 2009.
Topics for presentations, panels, and posters might include the following:
• Domestic and dating violence (including services, laws, responses, prevention, etc.)
• Human trafficking
• Sexual assault
• Sexual harassment
• Workplace discrimination
• Criminal justice policies
• Conditions of incarceration
• School-based discrimination
Presenters are encouraged to be creative, both in regards to content as well as delivery.
The conference is free to NSU students and staff, and to students (with ID) from other universities. NSU students and faculty as well as students from other universities must still register to attend. All others, including presenters, are expected to register for and pay to attend the conference ($40). Presenters or panelists representing non-profit agencies will not be charged for the presentation, but attendees from these agencies will be required to pay. All proceeds from the conference will be given to No More Tears, a non-profit organization devoted to assisting victims of domestic violence.
Submitting a Proposal:
All proposals must be sent electronically to BOTH Dr. Laura Finley (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Somy Ali (email@example.com) by 5:00 p.m. on January 31, 2009. Presenters will receive electronic notification of acceptance by 5:00 p.m. on February 6, 2009.
Presentations: Interested persons should submit a brief (75 words or less) abstract describing their presentation, including AV needs. All abstracts should be accompanied by a brief biography of the presenter.
Panels: Panelists should submit the topic of the panel, a brief (75 words or less) description of what will be discussed during the panel, and a list of all the panelists. A biography must be submitted about each panelist as well.
Posters: Students submitting posters should follow the guidelines for presentation proposals.
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