Call for Proposals

What are we taking for granted in our social justice work? Are our campus spaces and residence halls — bedrooms, common spaces, kitchens, bathrooms, meeting rooms — just spaces for engaging students and colleagues, or can they become just spaces? In this one day conference, we are interested in how you critically examine yourself, your institution, and your practices so that you might cultivate an environment, or Just Space, to discuss and dismantle the various structural systems of injustice facing our campuses today. From accessibility to cost, sanctuary campuses to the naming of buildings, gender inclusive spaces to staff training: how do you create inclusive, equitable environments where everyone — students, staff, faculty — are treated justly.

We are interested in program proposals that do one of two things: (1) critically evaluate and examine yourself, your institution, and your practices; or (2) offer suggestions or proposals for constructing just space.

Program topics might include

  • Power analysis of your department and institution;
  • How you integrate critical race, gender, class theories into your daily work;
  • Strategies for shifting department culture from white culture to a fuller multiculturalism;
  • How institutions are creating just spaces for undocumented students and refugees;
  • What just space looks like on Native and indigenous land.

All submissions are due May 7, 2017 at 11:59pm. Email hdrlculturalfluency@duke.edu with questions.

To submit, complete the form here.