Call for Submissions for the 2016 F-Word Conference is Open!

The 2016 F-Word planning committee is very excited announce that we are hard at work planning the 2016 F-Word Conference, taking place this year on April 30th 2016.

Also, this year, we’ve be joined by the GRSJ Graduate Student Association to help make the conference even bigger and better!

We are also thrilled to announce that the call for submissions is now open!!

Below, you will find our official call for submissions!

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The Undergraduate Student Association and Graduate Association at the Social Justice Institute present:

Theory to Practice: Imagining Our Feminist Futures

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016
Venue: Great Hall, The Nest (2nd Floor)
6133 University Blvd, UBC

This event takes place on the traditional, unceded, occupied and ancestral homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nation.

The 2016 F Word Conference is now accepting proposals for paper presentations, workshops, and other creative forms. Submissions for presentations can be made by groups or individuals, and as joint sessions with other associations / organizations.

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Call for Submissions Deadline:
February 22nd, 2016

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Theory to Practice: Imagining Our Feminist Futures

The overall theme for this year’s conference invites you to link and expand the rubric of feminist intersectional theorizing and practice by thinking through how we might do epistemic critique, research methods, poetry, visual art, digital representation, and creative approaches to social justice in the here and now. Understanding how differing forms of oppression, power, and radical liberation are contingent upon a complex convergence of identities, this conference aims to reimagine the future of feminist intersectional theorizing and embodiment.

Possible topics include:

Intersectionality; resisting settler colonialism; transfeminisms & hetero-/homonormativities; bodies, biopolitics & assemblages; anti-racist, anti-colonial feminisms; community movements & organizing; social media & digital activism.

Note: These are guiding topics only. This is a student-led conference, but all are welcome to apply.Please review our FAQ for more information on submission guidelines.

Send proposal submissions to:

Why submit?

This is your opportunity to shine and present your work!
Exemplary graduate student papers will form the inaugural issue of the GRSJ Graduate Association Journal.
Meet fellow community activists in a collaborative and creative space!

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At our roots…

“Intersectionality, then, was my attempt to make feminism, anti-racist activism, and anti-discrimination law do what I thought they should – highlight the multiple avenues through which racial and gender oppression were experienced so that the problems would be easier to discuss and understand.” (Kimberlé Crenshaw, September 2015)


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