Call for Workshop Submissions 2015

The Feminist Action Project Conference, a two-day conference at the University of Texas at Austin on March 27th-28th 2015, is seeking panel and workshop submissions.

This year's event will begin with a keynote speech by Feminista Jones in the evening of March 27th and will continue the next day with a day full of workshops on Saturday March 28th. The title is “Examining Intersections, Building Alliances.” We hope for this theme to encompass community building and a thorough examination of feminist history.

Our goals for the conference are: including the experiences and perspectives of both students and community members, prioritizing 101-level introductions to theories and movements, highlighting the complexities of identity in relation to the feminist and other activist communities, and to put a special emphasis on language and space.

Submissions should be consistent with the theme and goals. We welcome academically- oriented proposals as well as practical and activist ones, but we prefer interactive models such as discussions and skill-building workshops. We are particularly interested in proposals dealing with one or more of the following themes:

Relationships between movements:
• Confronting –isms and oppression within feminist movements
• Tensions between women of color movements and ‘mainstream’ feminism
• Collaboration between feminist generations/waves
• Trans and gender identity activism and the LGBT mainstream
• Disability rights activism and intersectionality
• Race and economic rights activism (like Occupy Wall Street)

Everyday Activism:
• Negotiating Identity
• Navigating femininity in the workplace
• “Passing” in relation to gender identity
• Online Activism
• Facebook and Twitter activism
• #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen, #FeminismIsForWhiteWomen
• Activist self-care
• Language
• Inherently patriarchal language
• Appropriative or pejorative language
• Ableism (visible and invisible disabilities)
• People-first language
• Heteronormative language
• Trigger Warnings

101-level introductions:
• Privilege and power
• Sexism
• Racism
• Classism
• Ableism
• Sexual & gender identities
• Body acceptance activism
• Indigenous rights movements
• Intros to feminist histories and authors, etc.

The deadline for submissions is Friday February 27th at 5:00 pm.