Please submit your proposal by January 31, 2020,
Call for Presenters:
Opening Space for the Radical Imagination III invites us to engage in a profound critique of what seems obvious (radical = that goes to the roots of something) and to explore alternative ways of living together - producing, loving, shaping spaces and time, inhabiting the land, working, using, struggling. It is an appeal to decolonize social relations and the dominant imaginaries that justify oppression and injustice. Radical Imagination is not just about dreaming alternative futures. It lures us into embodying alternatives in practices, actions, and thinking.
This gathering is not like a traditional academic conference, which often mimics rigid teaching styles with a “professional” lecturer speaking at a passive audience. Instead, we invite participants to create a common space for what we call the “radical imagination.” We wish to promote experiential skill-shares and workshops that go beyond such one-off activities by exploring possibilities for revolutionary healing and transformation of everything and everyone. We ask that when planning your offering that you take into account the wonderfully different bodymind types and abilities of conference participants.
Our core organizing committee is two people, who recruit supporters and community organizers to participate in the production of this gathering. We are dedicated to creating, facilitating, and protecting spaces that nurture the power of imagining alternatives. We imagine this gathering to be an opportunity for people to begin lasting relationships with one another. To enable this, we will be making food together, dancing, singing, and hosting fun activities throughout the weekend while also holding workshops, presentations, and discussions on using our radical imagination for organizing toward social justice.
Offerings may touch on but are not limited to the following topics and actions:
Connecting theory and practice
Direct Action (thoughts and workshops) (theory and practice)
Labor organizing & Labor Movements
Globalization and Neoliberalism
Housing and Gentrification
Radicalism in Academia
Use of technology in social movements
Anarchist Processes and Models
Wellness and self-care
Social justice education
Student and Youth Movements
Sessions Length: 60, 90, or 120 minutes
Tabling: During the entirety of the conference we will host folks in the Mercato of Alternatives. You can use the submission form for tabling as well.
Please submit your proposal for any of the categories by January 31, 2020, by using this online form.
Notification of acceptance will be sent by February 14, 2020
For additional information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org