Call for Presenters: Sistah Vegan Conference, Sept 14, 2013
We are having our first annual Sistah Vegan Conference this fall, on September 14, 2013. It will be an online interactive conference, through the service of Anymeeting.com. This means presenters can use webcams, audio, and PowerPoint which will be fully experienced by the audience. At the end of each talk, audience members will be able to engage in Q&A with the presenter.
The entire conference talks will be video-recorded and accessible after the event, to ensure that this valuable information will not be lost; it also ensures that those with internet access who could not attend will be able to access this information.
We are specifically looking for critical perspectives on veganism, animal compassion work, and self-care from the epistemological standpoint/embodied experiences of women/womyn, transfolks, and girls of African descent. We seek presentations that address these topics :
* lgbtq experience and challenges in heteronormative spaces
* intersecting antiracism and animal compassion
* how racist micro aggressions in predominantly white spaces affect our health, and why self care is a needed aspect of ‘social justice’ for Black women and girls
* critical perspectives on Afrocentric or Afrikan holistic health movement
* parenting as a black vegan
Topics need not be limited to these above, however, the above are more of a priority, due to their near invisibility in most vegan and animal compassion spaces in the USA. Being a presenter is open to all women and girls of African descent regardless of ‘formal’ education background or writing/artistic style. We encourage academic and non academic presentations. I am also seeking someone to do real time transcribing of the conference, so people who are hearing impaired can get this much needed knowledge as well. Please let me know if you’d like to volunteer this service!
Should your presentation be accepted, we invite you to submit it to be part of the first Sistah Vegan journal issue, which I hope will come out in January 2014.
Please send proposals to present at this conference by July 26, 2013 which should include your name, institutional affiliation (if you have none, that is fine too), presentation title and 200 word abstract. Talks should be about 20 minutes long, with 15 minutes for Q and A. Email to breezeharper at gmail dot com.
Possible keynote speakers have already been sent invitations. Once their participation is confirmed, I will post their presentation titles.
Go here for more information: http://sistahvegan.com/2013/06/14/call-for-papers-sistah-vegan-conference-september-14-2013/
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