Call for participation

Social Justice Matters. Your life’s work matters. You matter.

Our symposium is an invitation to make connections and engage in collaborative communities that will support social justice work in the future. The symposium will include the following participation formats:

  1. Sharing: At the start of the symposium, presenters will have the opportunity to present their research papers and/or presentations on practitioner work. We encourage creative approaches to presentations, and welcome different formats and styles. The aim of this session will be to introduce guiding questions and concepts, current practices, and outcomes.
  2. Collaborating: The second half of the symposium will be composed of round table sessions, where presenters and attendees will be invited to work collaboratively in open-ended discussion and brainstorming sessions. The aim of this format is to allow time for participants to develop partnerships and action items that will support their goals. 

This symposium is a call to action. We invite participants to come prepared to engage, learn, and work together to move our research and projects forward. The symposium committee hopes this event will serve as a starting point for work that can evolve after our event concludes.

Call for proposals 

Proposals for the sharing component of the event should include the following: 

  • Author(s) and institutional affiliation(s)
  • Author(s) bio – 100 words (will be made public in the program)
  • Title (will be made public in the program) 
  • Abstract – 100 words (will be made public in the program) 
  • Anonymized proposal – 500 words (excluding references):
    • Identify the overarching question guiding your research or project
    • Identify a goal you have related to attending the symposium
    • Description of the research or project:
      • Research sections: research objectives, theoretical framework, methodology / mode of inquiry, and discussion / preliminary findings, OR
      • Project sections: a description of the project, context (setting, participants, activities), goals and outcomes for the project
  • References


Proposals are due by 11:59 pm PST on October 15, 2022.
Note, all submissions should be anonymized and will be double peer reviewed.  

Important Dates 

Submission deadline: October 15, 2022 

Notification of acceptance: November 15, 2022

Registration will open: November 15, 2022 

Programming published online: early January 2023

Symposium: February 3-5, 2023