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February 7, 2011 / vifadmin

Call for Workshops for March 26th Conference

Using the theme: ‘No Wave: Moving Past the Tide” the 11th Vision in Feminism Conference (March 26th) will create a space to push against the limits of the current understanding of feminism. The theme ‘No Wave’ is more than an exploration of the distinct, and all too limiting waves, so often referred to in feminism. Together we will interrogate: exclusionary spaces that approaching oppression as silos of experience, manifestations of identity warfare, and find ways to leap over the gaps between feminist theory and anti-oppression application. There will be three tracks of workshops:

1. Groundwork: revisiting the primary elements of Feminism through its actions, goals, and faults.
2. Skillshare: Application of theory from sharing how to safely ride a bike, to dismantle the machine of our oppression.
3. Digging Deeper: No space for ‘theory for theory sake’ these workshops will focus on ‘doing the work’ of challenging each participant to move forward applying current critique writing and theorizing.

Taking our above mentioned theme into account, we want to hear your ideas! So if you’d like to submit a proposal, please e-mail a 1-2 page description of your workshop to visionsinfeminism@gmail.com. The deadline to submit your proposal is February 18th. Please include in your proposal your contact information and a short bio.

Visions in Feminism is a local conference held annually in the DC area since 2001. Originally hosted by the University of Maryland, the conference has been held at American University for the last three years in collaboration with the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program of A.U.

Each year, Visions in Feminism seeks to provide a forum for diverse perspectives within a feminist framework to keep the movement relevant, inspire action by its attendees, and destabilize patriarchy and other forms of oppression.

Please share your work, your expertise, your ideas, and your vision in the form of a workshop. Be sure to include your audio-visual needs, a brief biographical paragraph on your workshop’s facilitator(s), and any other information you deem relevant.

We look forward to your proposals!

 

The Visions in Feminism Conference is organized with The Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program at American University

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