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CFP: Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network at the 2016 LSA Annual Meeting in New Orleans

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For those thinking of attending the Law and Society Association’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans next June, take note! From the Planning Committee:

Call for Papers – Friday September 18th Deadline Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting New Orleans, June 2-5, 2016

Dear friends and colleagues,

We write to invite you to participate in panels sponsored by the Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network at the Law and Society Annual Meeting in 2016.

Information about the Law and Society meeting (including registration and hotel information) is at: www.lawandsociety.org/NewOrleans2016/neworleans2016.html.

Within Law & Society, the Feminist Legal Theory CRN seeks to bring together scholars across a range of fields who are interested in feminist legal theory. There is no pre-set theme to which papers must conform. We would be especially happy to see proposals that fit in with the LSA conference theme, which is belonging, place, and visions of law and social change. We welcome proposals that would permit us to collaborate with other CRNs, such as the Critical Research on Race and the Law CRN or the Gender, Sexuality and the Law CRN. Also, because the LSA meeting attracts scholars from other disciplines, we welcome multidisciplinary proposals.

Our goal is to stimulate focused discussion of papers on which scholars are currently working. Thus, while proposals may reference work that is well on the way to publication, we are particularly eager to solicit proposals for works-in-progress that are at an earlier stage and will benefit from the discussion that the panels will provide.

A committee of the CRN will assign individual papers to panels based on subject. Our panels will use the LSA format, which requires four papers, but we will continue our custom of assigning a chair for the panel and a commentator for each individual paper. As a condition of participating as a panelist, you must also agree to serve as a chair or commentator for another panel or participant. We will of course take into account your scheduling and topic preferences to the degree possible.

The duties of a chair are to organize the panel logistically, including registering it online with the LSA, and moderating the panel. The chair will develop a 100-250 word description for the session and submit the session proposal to LSA before their upcoming deadline on October 15, so that each panelist can submit his or her proposal, using the panel number assigned. Chairs will also be responsible for assigning commentators but may wait to do so until panels have been scheduled later this winter. The duties of a commentator are to read one paper and provide verbal comments as well as brief written (email is fine) comments.

If you would like to present a paper as part of a CRN panel, please email an abstract or summary, along with your name and a title, to Jessica Clarke at jessicaclarke@umn.edu. There is no need to upload the document to the TWEN site this year. Note that LSA is imposing a new requirement that your summary be at least 1,000 words long. Although a shorter summary will suffice for our purposes, you will be required to upload a 1,000 word summary in advance of LSA’s deadline on

October 15. If you are already planning a LSA session with at least four panelists (and papers) that you would like to see included in the Feminist Legal Theory CRN, please let Jessica know.

In addition to these panels, we may try to use some of the other formats that the LSA provides: the “author meets readers” format, salon, or the roundtable discussion. If you have an idea that you think would work well in one of these formats, please let us know. Please note that for roundtables, organizers are now required to provide a 500 word summary of the topic and the contributions they expect the proposed participants to make. Please also note that LSA rules limit you to participating only once as a paper panelist or roundtable participant.

Please submit all proposals by Friday, September 18. This will permit us to organize panels and submit them prior to the LSA’s deadline on October 15. In the past, we have attempted to accommodate as many panelists as possible, but have been unable to accept all proposals. If we are unable to accept your proposal for the CRN, we will notify you by early October so that you can submit an independent proposal to LSA.

We hope you’ll join us in New Orleans to discuss the scholarship in which we are all engaged and connect with others doing work on feminism and gender.

Best,

LSA Planning Committee

Jessica Clarke
Jill Hasday
Jessica Knouse
Elizabeth Kukura
Seema Mohapatra
Marc Spindelman

 

CFP: Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting Seattle, May 28 – 31, 2015

This came by email today!

h/t  Ummni Khan

 

Call for Papers – Friday September 19th Deadline
Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting Seattle, May 28 – 31, 2015
Dear friends and colleagues,
We write to invite you to participate in panels sponsored by the Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network at the Law and Society Annual Meeting in 2015.
Information about the Law and Society meeting (including registration and hotel information) is at: http://www.lawandsociety.org/Seattle2015/seattle2015.html
Within Law & Society, the Feminist Legal Theory CRN seeks to bring together scholars across a range of fields who are interested in feminist legal theory. There is no pre-set theme to which papers must conform. We would be especially happy to see proposals that fit in with the LSA conference theme, which is the role of law and legal institutions in sustaining, creating, interrogating, and ameliorating inequalities. We welcome proposals that would permit us to collaborate with other CRNs, such as the Critical Research on Race and the Law CRN or the Gender, Sexuality and the Law CRN. Also, because the LSA meeting attracts scholars from other disciplines, we welcome multidisciplinary proposals.
Our goal is to stimulate focused discussion of papers on which scholars are currently working. Thus, while proposals may reference work that is well on the way to publication, we are particularly eager to solicit proposals for works-in-progress that are at an earlier stage and will benefit from the discussion that the panels will provide.
Our panels will use the LSA format, which requires four papers, but we will continue our custom of assigning a commentator for each individual paper. A committee of the CRN will assign individual papers to panels based on subject and will ask CRN members to volunteer to serve as chairs of each panel. The chair will develop a 100-250 word description for the session and submit the session proposal to LSA before their upcoming deadline on October 15, so that each panelist can submit his or her proposal, using the panel number assigned. Chairs will also be responsible for recruiting commentators but may wait to do so until panels have been scheduled later this winter.
If you would like to present a paper as part of a CRN panel, please submit a 400-500 word abstract, with your name and a title, on the Feminist Legal Theory CRN TWEN page (details provided below). If you would like to serve as a chair or a commentator for one of our panels, or if you are already planning a LSA session with four panelists (and papers) that you would like to see included in the Feminist Legal Theory CRN, please let Cynthia Godsoe know (cynthia.godsoe@brooklaw.edu). In addition to these panels, we may try to use some of the other formats that the LSA provides: the “author meets readers” format, salon, or the roundtable discussion. If you have an idea that you think would work well in one of these formats, please
let us know.
TWEN is an online resource administered by Westlaw. If you have access to Westlaw but haven’t yet registered for the TWEN page, signing up is easy:
Sign onto Westlaw, hit the tab on the top for “TWEN,” then click “Add Course,” and choose the “FLT CRN 2014” from the drop-down list of National TWEN Courses.
Once you arrive at the Feminist Legal Theory CRN TWEN page, look to the left hand margin and click on “Law & Society 2015 – Abstracts.” If you do not have a Westlaw password, please email Aziza Ahmed at Az.Ahmed@neu.edu and ask to be enrolled directly.
Please submit all proposals for paper presentations by Friday, September 19. This will permit us to organize panels and submit them prior to the LSA’s deadline on October 15. If we cannot accept all proposals for the CRN, we will notify you by early October so that you can submit an independent proposal to LSA.
We hope you’ll join us in Seattle to discuss the scholarship in which we are all engaged and connect with others doing work on feminism and gender.
Best,
LSA Planning Committee
Aziza Ahmed
Cynthia Godsoe
Leslie Harris
Courtney Joslin
Ummni Khan
Dara Purvis
Julie Shapiro

Deadline: Call for Papers October 15, 2014

The Asper Centre has posted this great CFP:

Call for Papers October 15, 2014

The Interplay between Sections 7 and 15 of the Charter

Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, St. George Campus – February 27, 2015

 

The David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights invites papers for its upcoming conference examining in detail the interplay between sections 7 and 15 of the Charter.

 

The Centre invites papers that stimulate and develop an ongoing exploration of the relationship between sections 7 and 15. Issues that can be addressed include:

 

• Is equality a principle of fundamental justice under section 7?

• How have the courts treated the two separate grounds for challenging government action?

• Are their strategic advantages to pleading both grounds or only one?

• How can different cases challenging the same law proceed differently based on the ground pleaded (e.g. Bedford and Downtown Eastside Sex Workers)?

• How does the relationship between the sections play out in circumstances such as mandatory minimum sentencing, challenges to the NCR provisions, human smuggling legislation?

 

Other conference topics may include issues such the role of individual choice in respect of both equality and liberty rights; harm or dignity as central themes; socio-economic rights or the rights of the poor; and arbitrariness as an element of the analysis under each section.

 

The papers will be utilized as the central themes on various panels across the one day conference and selected conference papers will be considered for publication as part of a special issue of the National Journal of Constitutional Law. Authors of papers chosen for presentation will be notified by November 1, 2014. Final (for the conference) papers are due by February 6, 2015.

 

The David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights is a centre within the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law devoted to advocacy, research and education in the areas of constitutional rights in Canada. For more information about the Centre go to www.aspercentre.ca.

 

For those interested in participating, please send an abstract (max: 250 words) of your intended paper with a 1-2 paragraph biography to: Cheryl Milne at cheryl.milne@utoronto.ca

 

Deadline for Submissions: October 15, 2014

 

Feminisms, Structural Violence and Transitional Justice: A one-day conference (CFP: Sept 1, Conference Oct 31)

York University Doctoral students Jessica Chandra and Emily Rosser are planning a very interesting looking one day conference.  Details below, pdf here.  Please circulate widely.

Call for Papers:
Feminisms, Structural Violence and Transitional Justice: A one-day conference

October 31, 2014
Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security; Graduate Fellowship Program
Osgoode Hall, York University, Toronto ON

Deadline for abstract submissions: September 1, 2014

Submit to: feminisms.tj.2014@gmail.com

Transitional justice is a field that brings together academic and practitioner approaches to post-conflict, peace-building and post-authoritarian settings considered to be ‘transitioning’ towards democracy. This field includes the study of truth commissions, international criminal justice, human rights movements, post-authoritarian democratization and reparations (Teitel, 2000; Hayner, 2002; De Greiff 2006). Consolidated in the decade after the cold war, this field has often treated liberal democracy as a default goal of transitional processes (Miller 2008, Arthur 2009). In particular, mainstream approaches across multiple sites emphasize rebuilding a war-torn state into a liberal one with a focus on development, building democratic institutions and liberalizing the economy for foreign investment (Richmond 2010; Stokke & Uyangoda 2012).
Since the early 1990s, there have been significant developments around sexual violence and women’s rights in international legal and rights-based frameworks. Key legal developments included more explicit recognition for harms through the prosecution of rape as genocide in the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), securing the legal status of rape as a stand-alone crime against humanity in the International Criminal Court (ICC) charter, and ensuring gender visibility in a range of other processes such as truth commissions and reparations programs. Critical feminist interventions on peace-building in transitional settings advanced a parallel agenda within the UN Security Council, beginning with S.C.Res.1325 in 2000 (Brouwer 2005; Pankhurst et al 2008; McGlynn & Munro 2010).
Despite the increased visibility of gender and sexual violence, advocates and researchers have identified a marked disconnect between symbolic progress at the international level and the more disappointing material realities of survivors on the ground (Human Rights Watch 2004; Nowrojee 2005; Theidon & Laplante 2007; Duggan, Guillerot & Paz 2008; medica mondiale 2009; Buss 2010). Liberal human rights based approaches favored in transitional justice processes have often over-determined women as one-dimensional and apolitical victims in need of rescue, without accounting for women’s key social roles in conflict and post-conflict (Grewal 1999; Kapur 2002; Engle 2005; Zarkov 2007; Hesford 2011). Critics argue that such approaches contribute to the sidelining of survivors, women activists and transformative feminist politics (Ross 2003; Driver 2004; Theidon 2007; Al-kassim 2008; Meertens & Zambrano 2010). This situation calls for more complicated critique of the intersection of gender discrimination and violence with various other forms of structural violence, including colonialism and neoliberal capitalism, and a feminist engagement with redistributive politics that seeks not to replace but to extend beyond the brief post-conflict reparations agenda (Seuffert 2005; Smith, 2005, 2006; Ní Aoláin and Rooney 2007; Rubio-Marín et al 2009). What are the limitations and possibilities? This conference aims to facilitate such a dialogue across feminisms, disciplines, histories and theory-practice divides.

 

Key questions:

 How has the legacy of liberal legalism shaped or circumscribed feminist possibility in transitional justice?
 What strategies of accounting for gender violence can avoid reproducing narratives of hyper-victimization?
 How have processes such as truth commissions supported or resisted feminist analyses of structural violence or feminist counter-histories of struggle?
 How can anti-racist and anti-colonial feminist critiques of neoliberal “rule of law” agendas better intervene in this field?
 How can feminists and others working in the margins of this field engage in more productive dialogue and ultimately, social change?
Other possible themes include (but are not limited to):
 The difficult balance between institutionalizing hard-won gains around sexual violence and moving towards a more holistic agenda for women’s rights
 Indigenous and other feminist engagements with imperialism, colonialism, land theft and genocide
 Practitioner experience, strategies and struggles that rarely make it into the literature
 Feminist agendas of redistribution in transitional contexts
 The meanings and consequences of raced, classed, gendered divisions of labour in transitional justice work (eg. lawyer/non-lawyer; victim-witness/analyst)
 Different logics of gender in historical memory, legal or social justice work
 Assessing the utility of continuum models of gender violence in transition and long term impunity
 Critical approaches to militarized or other masculinities

Submission details

We invite:
 250-word abstracts for 15-minute individual presentations (research papers, critical reflections on experience, or artistic production related to conference themes)
 300-word descriptions of panels (3-4 presenters), followed by individual paper abstracts
 Detailed proposals for 45-60 minute round-table discussions on a theme: Why the theme? Who participates? How will the discussion be structured?

 

Who should apply? Practitioners, academics, graduate students, independent researchers, activists.
How and when to submit?  Submit by email in .doc or .pdf format to: feminisms.tj.2014@gmail.com by September 1, 2014. Please include your name and a short biographical statement (150 words) with your submission. All applicants will be notified if their submission has been accepted by September 1, 2014.

Other useful details:

Negotiations are underway for the publication of selected papers. We hope to have (limited) travel funds available for activists and those from remote or Global South locations. At this stage we cannot guarantee any funding, but aim to support your participation and welcome your inquiries.
Looking to volunteer? Contribute your skills and enthusiasm and participate in making this event a success! Contact us—undergraduate and graduate students are welcome. Most volunteer tasks will be concentrated in September and October 2014 on Keele Campus, York University, Toronto.

 

Works Cited

Al-kassim, Dina. 2008. “Archiving Resistance: Women’s Testimony at the Threshold of the State.” Cultural Dynamics 202:
167-192.
Arthur, Paige. 2009. “How ‘Transitions’ Reshaped Human Rights: A Conceptual History of Transitional Justice.” Human
Rights Quarterly 31: 321-367.
de Brouwer, Anne Marie. 2005. Supranational Criminal Prosecution of sexual violence: The ICC and the Practice of the
ICTY and the ICTR. Antwerp: Intersentia
de Greiff, Pablo (Ed.). 2006. The Handbook of Reparations. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Driver, Dorothy. 2005. “Truth, Reconciliation, Gender: the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Black
Women’s Intellectual History.” Australian Feminist Studies 2047: 219-229.
Duggan, Colleen, Claudia Paz y Paz Bailey, and Julie Guillerot. 2008. “Reparations for sexual and reproductive violence:
Prospects for achieving gender justice in Guatemala and Peru.” International Journal of Transitional Justice 22:
192–213.
Engle, Karen. 2005. “Feminism and its DisContents: Criminalizing Wartime Rape in Bosnia and Herzegovina.” American
Journal of International Law 994: 778-816.
Grewal, Inderpal. 1999. “Women’s Rights as Human Rights: Feminist Practices, Global Feminism, and Human Rights
Regimes in Transnationality.” Citizenship Studies 3(3): 339-354.
Hayner, Priscilla. 2002. Unspeakable Truths: Facing the Challenge of Truth Commissions. New York: Routledge.
Hesford, Wendy. 2011. Spectacular Rhetorics: Human rights visions, recognitions, feminisms. Durham and London: Duke
University Press.
Human Rights Watch. 2004. Struggling to Survive: Barriers to Justice for Rape Victims in Rwanda. New York, Human
Rights Watch.
Kapur, Ratna. 2002. “The Tragedy of Victimization Rhetoric: Resurrecting the ‘Native’ Subject in International/Post-
Colonial Feminist Legal Politics.” Harvard Human Rights Journal 151.
Laplante, Lisa, and Kimberly Theidon. 2007. “Truth with consequences: Justice and reparations in Post-truth commission
Peru.” Human Rights Quarterly 29: 228-250.
McGlynn, Claire and Vanessa E. Munro (Eds.) 2010. Rethinking Rape law: International and Comparative Perspectives.
New York: Routledge.
Meertens, Donny and Margarita Zambrano. 2010. “Citizenship deferred: the politics of victimhood, land restitution and
gender justice in the Colombian Post? Conflict.” International Journal of Transitional Justice 4: 189-206.
medica mondiale/Mischkowski, Gabriela & Gorana Mlinarevic. 2009. “And that it does not happen to anyone anywhere in
the world…” The Trouble with Rape Trials – Views of Witnesses, Prosecutors and Judges on Prosecuting Sexualized Violence during the War in the former Yugoslavia. Cologne: medica mondiale.

Miller, Zinaida. 2008. “Effects of Invisibility: In Search of the ‘Economic’ in Transitional Justice.” International Journal of
Transitional Justice 2: 266-291.
Ní Aoláin, Fionnuala & Eilish Rooney. 2007. “Underenforcement and Intersectionality: Gendered Aspects of Transition for
Women” International Journal of Transitional Justice 1(3): 338-354.
Nowrojee, Binaifer. 2005. “ ‘Your Justice is Too Slow’: Will the ICTR Fail Rwanda’s Rape Victims?” Gender Equality:
Striving for Justice in an Unequal World. Occasional Paper 10. Geneva, UNRISD.
Pankhurst, Donna (Ed.) 2008. Gendered Peace: Women’s Struggle for Post-War Justice and Reconciliation. New York:
Routledge.
Richmond, Oliver (ed). 2010. Palgrave Advances in Peacebuilding: Critical Developments and Approaches. New York: Palgrave.
Ross, Fiona. 2003. Bearing Witness: Women and the Truth Commission in South Africa. London, Pluto Press.
Rubio-Marín, Ruth (Ed.). 2009. The Gender of Reparations: Unsettling Sexual Hierarchies While Redressing Human Rights
Violations. Cambridge: International Center for Transitional Justice and Cambridge University Press.
Seuffert, Nan. 2005. “Nation as partnership: Law, ‘Race,’ and Gender in Aotearoa New Zealand’s Treaty Settlements.” Law
and Society Review 393.
Smith, Andrea. 2006. “Boarding School Abuses, Human Rights and Reparations.” Journal of Religion & Abuse 82: 5-21.
—. 2005. Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide. Boston, South End Press.
Stokke, Kristian & Jayadeva Uyangoda (ed). 2012. Liberal Peace in Question: Politics of State and Market Reform in Sri
Lanka. London: Anthem Press.
Teitel, Ruti. 2000. Transitional Justice. New York, Oxford University Press.
Theidon, Kimberly. 2007. “Gender in Transition: Common Sense, Women and War.” Journal of Human Rights 6: 453-478.
Zarkov, Dubravka. 2007. The Body of War: Media, Ethnicity and Gender in the Break-up of Yugoslavia. London: Duke
University Press.

CFP Feminisms, Structural Violence & Transitional Justice

Another great opportunity created by Osgoode/York graduate students!

CFP: Feminisms, Structural Violence and Transitional Justice: A One-Day Conference October 31, 2014

Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security; Graduate Fellowship Program Osgoode Hall, York University, Toronto ON

Deadline for abstract submissions: September 1, 2014

Submit to: feminisms.tj.2014@gmail.com Please distribute to your networks.

 

Transitional justice is a field that brings together academic and practitioner approaches to post-conflict, peace-building and post-authoritarian settings considered to be ‘transitioning’ towards democracy. This field includes the study of truth commissions, international criminal justice, human rights movements, post-authoritarian democratization and reparations (Teitel, 2000; Hayner, 2002; De Greiff 2006). Consolidated in the decade after the cold war, this field has often treated liberal democracy as a default goal of transitional processes (Miller 2008, Arthur 2009). In particular, mainstream approaches across multiple sites emphasize rebuilding a war-torn state into a liberal one with a focus on development, building democratic institutions and liberalizing the economy for foreign investment (Richmond 2010; Stokke & Uyangoda 2012). Key legal developments included more explicit recognition for harms through the prosecution of rape as genocide in the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), securing the legal status of rape as a stand-alone crime against humanity in the International Criminal Court (ICC) charter, and ensuring gender visibility in a range of other processes such as truth commissions and reparations programs. Critical feminist interventions on peace-building in transitional settings advanced a parallel agenda within the UN Security Council, beginning with S.C.Res.1325 in 2000 (Brouwer 2005; Pankhurst et al 2008; McGlynn & Munro 2010).

Since the early 1990s, there have been significant developments around sexual violence and women’s rights in international legal and rights-based frameworks.

Despite the increased visibility of gender and sexual violence, advocates and researchers have identified a marked disconnect between symbolic progress at the international level and the more disappointing material realities of survivors on the ground (Human Rights Watch 2004; Nowrojee 2005; Theidon & Laplante 2007; Duggan, Guillerot & Paz 2008; medica mondiale 2009; Buss 2010). Liberal human rights based approaches favored in transitional justice processes have often over-determined women as one-dimensional and apolitical victims in need of rescue, without accounting for women’s key social roles in conflict and post-conflict (Grewal 1999; Kapur 2002; Engle 2005; Zarkov 2007; Hesford 2011). Critics argue that such approaches contribute to the sidelining of survivors, women activists and transformative feminist politics (Ross 2003; Driver 2004; Theidon 2007; Al-kassim 2008; Meertens & Zambrano 2010). This situation calls for more complicated critique of the intersection of gender discrimination and violence with various other forms of structural violence, including colonialism and neoliberal capitalism, and a feminist engagement with redistributive politics that seeks not to replace but to extend beyond the brief post-conflict reparations agenda (Seuffert 2005; Smith, 2005, 2006; Ní Aoláin and Rooney 2007; Rubio-Marín et al 2009)

What are the limitations and possibilities? This conference aims to facilitate such a dialogue across feminisms, disciplines, histories and theory-practice divides.

Key questions:

-How has the legacy of liberal legalism shaped or circumscribed feminist possibility in transitional justice?

-What strategies of accounting for gender violence can avoid reproducing narratives of hyper-victimization?

-How have processes such as truth commissions supported or resisted feminist analyses of structural violence or feminist counter-histories of struggle?

-How can anti-racist and anti-colonial feminist critiques of neoliberal “rule of law” agendas better intervene in this field?

-How can feminists and others working in the margins of this field engage in more productive dialogue and ultimately, social change?

Other possible themes include (but are not limited to):

-The difficult balance between institutionalizing hard-won gains around sexual violence and moving towards a more holistic agenda for women’s rights

-Indigenous and other feminist engagements with imperialism, colonialism, land theft and genocide

-Practitioner experience, strategies and struggles that rarely make it into the literature

-Feminist agendas of redistribution in transitional contexts

-The meanings and consequences of raced, classed, gendered divisions of labour in transitional justice work (eg. lawyer/non-lawyer; victim-witness/analyst)

-Different logics of gender in historical memory, legal or social justice work

-Assessing the utility of continuum models of gender violence in transition and long term impunity

-Critical approaches to militarized or other masculinities

Submission details:

We invite: 250-word abstracts for 15-minute individual presentations (research papers, critical reflections on experience, or artistic production related to conference themes) 300-word descriptions of panels (3-4 presenters), followed by individual paper abstracts Detailed proposals for 45-60 minute round-table discussions on a theme: Why the theme? Who participates? How will the discussion be structured? Who should apply? Practitioners, academics, graduate students, independent researchers, activists.

How and when to submit? Submit by email in .doc or .pdf format to: feminisms.tj.2014@gmail.com by August 1, 2014. Please include your name and a short biographical statement (150 words) with your submission. All applicants will be notified if their submission has been accepted by September 1, 2014.

Other useful details:

Negotiations are underway for the publication of selected papers. We hope to have (limited) travel funds available for activists and those from remote or Global South locations. At this stage we cannot guarantee any funding, but aim to support your participation and welcome your inquiries.

Looking to volunteer? Contribute your skills and enthusiasm and participate in making this event a success! Contact us—undergraduate and graduate students are welcome. Most volunteer tasks will be concentrated in September and October 2014 on Keele Campus, York University, Toronto.