CFP: Religion|City Conference + Philosophy & HBCUs V

Submission deadline: January 15, 2020

Conference date(s):
March 27, 2020 - March 28, 2020

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, Morgan State University
Baltimore, United States

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5 Years After the Death of Freddie Gray & the Baltimore Uprisings: What Happened, is Happening, & Where Do We Go From Here? March 27-28, 2020 | 9am - 5pm | FREE & open to the Public! PLEASE UPLOAD YOUR PROPOSAL HERE (UP TO 1,200 WORDS) BY JANUARY 15, 2020:

The Center for the Study of Religion and the City and the Committee for Philosophy, Religion, and Public Life at Morgan State University are now accepting proposals for public dialogue that bring together scholars, activists, artists, policy makers, and other community partners to discuss, on the fifth anniversary of the death of Freddie Gray and the Baltimore Uprisings, what happened, is happening, and where can we go from here?

We are especially interested in, but not limited to, engagements with:

  • Policing and mass incarceration

  • Political and economic justice

  • Access to education and health resources (public school funding, water justice, health care, etc.)

  • Artistic responses to the death of Freddie Gray and the Baltimore Uprising

  • Consent decrees, reparations, and reconciliation 

  • The relation between global uprisings since 2015

  • Immigration, surveillance, and detention centers

In addition to papers and panels in which scholars present relevant research and/or respond to the work of a community partner, we are interested in proposals for creative formats, including: 

  • Facilitated dialogues/small group discussions

  • Visual and performance art (e.g. exhibition, posters, poetry, etc.)

  • Multimedia presentations

  • Workshop (e.g. for activists on using social media; pooling resources & lessons; etc.)

  • Tours

  • Any other creative format

The CSRC will help promote broad participation in the conference through travel support for graduate students and junior faculty to attend the annual CSRC conference. Up to ten travel grants of $500-750 each will be awarded by the CSRC’s travel grant jury.

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