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Call for Proposals
28th Annual Students of Color Conference
28th Annual Students of Color Conference
CONFERENCE DETAILS
Theme: RADICAL LOVE: ACTIVISM IGNITED
Location: Yakima Convention Center, Yakima, Washington
Dates: Thursday, April 12, 2018 – Saturday, April 14, 2018
Call For Proposals Deadline Extended: Monday, December 11, 2017
CONTACT & DEADLINE
Diana Villafaña, dianav@bigbend.edu, or by phone at 509-793-2401
DEADLINE: Monday, December 11, 2017

To be considered for any session, all proposals require the following:
1. A completed Workshop Proposal
2. A completed Resumé Form for each presenter detailing their qualifications for the workshop
NOTE: Incomplete proposals may receive less than optimum consideration

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How do you ethnically identify? *
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*If you are a Washington state employee and your employer is paying for you to attend the conference, be aware of possible restrictions received during work hours. If you attend as an advisor, you may be restricted from receiving payment for a workshop presentation. Contact your Human Resources office for more information.
VOLUNTARY
Racial, ethnic and gender role models can be critical to student success. Please consider how your presentation team represents a balance of gender/race/sexual identity expressions. The following is voluntary information:
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STIPEND
Optional Stipend: $200 per workshop (only 1 stipend per workshop) *
*If you are a Washington state employee and your employer is paying for you to attend the conference, be aware of possible restrictions received during work hours. If you attend as an advisor, you may be restricted from receiving payment for a workshop presentation. Contact your Human Resources office for more information.
Description of Sessions
Please read the session descriptions below to select a session you feel is most appropriate for your workshop

SESSION I. Identity Group Meetings are facilitated by MSSDC council members (unless otherwise requested).

SESSION II. Awareness of Others, Friday, April 13, 9:00-10:30 am, (1 hr. and 45 minutes) Awareness building related to race, ethnicity, and other differences. Students are asked to select the workshop to increase their knowledge and understanding of an ethnic/racial/identity group other than their own. If you are interested in presenting during this session, please consider addressing the following populations: African American, Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islands, Latin@, Muslim, Middle Eastern, Multiethnic, LGBTQ+ issues (especially related to intersections with communities of color), Understanding Disability Justice.

SESSION III. Cross-Cultural Communication and Skills, Friday, April 13, 12:00pm-1:30pm, 90 minute session. Skill building: i.e. alliance building, intercultural communication, understanding white privilege, etc.

SESSION IV. Social Justice and Activism, Friday, April 13, 2:30-4:00pm, 90 minute session. Focus on issues related to social justice and activism, i.e. social change, institutional inequalities, issues affecting our communities, ism’s, social economic justice etc.

SESSION V. Personal Development, Saturday, April 14, 9:00-10:30am, 90 minute session. Includes health and wellness issues, exploration of creative resistance techniques and activities, cultural practices as empowerment and self-care, and action-based sessions.

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