Upcoming Conferences

1st Annual Our Liberation Summit

February 3, 2018

Our Liberation Summit

We invite faculty, staff, students, administrators, researchers, non-profit organizations, community leaders, vendors, and other professionals to participate in our 1st Annual Our Liberation Summit.

Many of us express fear and hesitation when conversations about race, class, gender identity and expression, religion, ability, sexuality, and other social identities come up in the classroom or elsewhere on our campuses. One of the reasons is we need the language to participate and to understand and how to be allies to one another. For our first conference, we hope to start with the basics, as well as push people past their comfort zones. Our goal is help create space for all who want to be in this process of learning and sharing about social identity and social justice. The theme for the 1st Annual Social Justice Conference at Sarah Lawrence College is Our Liberation, in honor of Lilla Watson, activist, Aboriginal elder, and educator from Queensland, Australia. This is a call to all who work in the name of social justice to work, fight, make space for change for us all.

There is a lunch fee of $12 for non-Sarah Lawrence community members. Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging.

20th Annual Women's History Conference

Democracy on the Margins: Gender, Citizenship, and the Global Challenge to Democratic Freedoms Registration

March 2 and 3, 2018

Events in the past decade seem to indicate that democracy in many parts of the world is in peril. In the United States, voter ID laws and extra legal tactics work to suppress voter turnout and political actors make decisions based on what might effect their re-election rather than what is best for their country. American distrust of government, and a growing sense of white resentment have widened divisions among an already fractured electorate, while racism and xenophobia seem to be growing. Moreover, Russian hackers appear to have weaponized racism in a way that affected the outcome of the US elections.

The Arab Uprisings of the early 2000s heralded increased hopes that democratic governance would spread in the Middle East and North Africa. Instead, Europe has watched efforts to welcome Middle Eastern refugees turn into a refugee crisis. This crisis in turn has provided fodder for the rise of right-wing populist parties, opposed to extending the benefits of citizenship to people fleeing military conflict and economic hardship in their home countries. Undocumented immigrants in the US, who have paid taxes, worked hard, and did all the things citizens are urged to do are being separated from their families and deported at record rates.

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5th Annual Publish & Promote Your Book Conference

June 23, 2018

The Writing InstituteIf you’re ready to find an agent and present your book to the marketplace, join our community of writers, agents, editors, marketing, and public relations professionals at this unique one-day conference designed to get your book published! If you have a completed book, or are working on your draft, don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the publishing arena, build your network, and plan for the future of your writing.

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