CFP: Gender and Human Rights in the Americas, April 1 Deadline

Call for Proposals: Extended Deadline, April 1

Rethinking Power & Resistance: Gender & Human Rights from Texas to the Transnational Americas

Re-imaginando el Poder y la Resistencia: Género y Derechos Humanos desde Texas hasta las Américas Transnacionales

5-6 octubre 2012 : Austin, Texas

Conference Date: 5-6 October 2012

Conference Location: Austin, Texas

Rethinking Power and Resistance: Gender and Human Rights from Texas to the Transnational Americas is a two-day conference in which scholars, activists, community organizers, and community members will gather to collaboratively work through some of the dominant themes and tensions within contemporary engagement of human rights language and strategies.

We are looking for work that discusses new movement strategies for gender justice that work at the intersections of citizenship status, ethnicity, gender identity, indigeneity, nationality, race, and sexuality.

We are particularly interested in work that engages and reimagines human rights language (addressing the usefulness of grassroots human rights strategies and/or the harm of neoliberal human rights appropriation) regarding the following issues: Incarceration/Immigration Detention, Forced Displacement and Gentrification, and Gender Violence.

This is a bilingual conference in Spanish and English.

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