The Feminist Action Project is a two-day conference to be held at the University of Texas at Austin on April 1st and 2nd, 2011. They are seeking panel and workshop submissions. This year's theme is Feminism is for Every(body) which encompasses both accessibility to feminism and matters of lived and physical bodies. Goals for the conference include: emphasizing "art as resistance," including in equal measure the experiences and perspectives of academic and community members, making space for discussion about what feminism means (addressing stereotypes, myths, and stigma), and helping broaden the feminist community by framing its issues in relation to other activist movements. They welcome academically oriented and activist proposals but prefer interactive and conversational models. Topics of interest include: marked bodies, race and racism, fat and body activism, disability, ageism, governed bodies/body justice, sex work, reproductive justice, human trafficking, immigration, self-care, self-esteem and self-care, self-care in protest situations, self-care in difficult economic times, class and economic issues, accessing feminism, feminist issues on campus, barriers to adopting the label feminist, movement intersectionality and organizing, and global feminisms.
Please include in your submission:
- Title of panel, workshop, or presentation
- Brief description, no more than 300 words
- Description of AV and space requirements
- Your name and contact information (cell phone and e-mail preferred)
Deadline for submissions is February 1, 2011. Please submit all documents via email to email@example.com with "Attn: Programming Committee" in the subject line.