Feminist Thought & Activism Conference
SAVE THE DATE
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Lory Student Center, Colorado State University
Free and open to the CSU and local  community

The one-day conference is designed to be educational and entertaining, providing opportunities for the community to engage in conversations surrounding gender and other social justice issues. Throughout the day the conference hosts a keynote and several breakout sessions that allow attendees to take part in critical dialogue and reflection.

Typical* Structure of the Day:
 Registration
Welcoming
Session 1
Session 2
Lunch
Keynote
Session 3
Session 4
Reception & Closing
*all details subject to change

Want to attend?
Registration Opens Spring 2020

Feminist Thought & Activism Conference

PROPOSAL APPLICATION OPENS Spring 2020

The one-day conference is designed to be educational and entertaining, providing opportunities for the community to engage in conversations surrounding gender and other social justice issues. Throughout the day the conference hosts a keynote and several breakout sessions that allow attendees to take part in critical dialogue and reflection.

 

If you are interested in presenting a workshop at the conference then you have come to the right place! We invite you to contribute to the quality of programs offered at this year’s conference by submitting a program proposal that builds on the mission of the Conference.

Tips for preparing your submission and workshop:

  • Participants will likely include people from the CSU community, as well as some from off-campus, of all genders.
  • Creativity is important in presentation, style, format, title and description of workshop.
  • Participants may have varied levels of knowledge and experience with the topics presented.
  • Highly participatory formats are generally most well received and participants will have a wide variety of learning styles.
  • Sessions are scheduled for an hour (60 minutes). We try hard to make sure you can start on time. Plan to end on time.
  • Presentations should be multi- and cross- culturally informed. This conference is affirming of the intersections of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, ability, and religious identity.

Your proposal should:

  • Explain the session’s application to the mission of conference and/or conference theme
  • Clearly identify learning outcomes for the session (what should participants get out of it)
  • Demonstrate viable strategy for engaging participants
  • Explain why the topic is relevant, timely, and/or contributes to feminist consciousness raising, scholarship, practice, ways of being
  • Identify any needed technological support or other materials to assure successful learning and engagement for participants

Session proposal will be subjected to a peer review by multiple readers. The tips above reflect evaluation rubric to be used by the application readers.

Topic suggestions. We appreciate a diverse pool of submissions to choose from. We welcome submissions on any topics that relate to the mission of the conference. However, in the application we ask you to selected the mostly closely relatd optics from the provided list:

  • Skill Building and Activism
  • Professional Development and Leadership
  • Media and Pop Culture
  • Global Perspectives
  • Spirituality and Mental Health
  • Politics, Business, and the Economy
  • Environmentalism and Sustainability
  • The Physical Body
  • Gender, Race, and Social Identities
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply to be presenters. However, there are usually a couple of sessions facilitated by graduate students and staff at CSU. Anyone with a CSU affiliation is welcome to apply.

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Previous Conference Themes, Speakers, and Performers

2019 – A World Without Feminism is Like a World Without Bees – Locatora Radio

2018 – Planting the Flowers of Resistance Amal Kassir – Poet

2017- Speaking Out, Breaking Out, and Redefining Jessica Chavez Salazar – Lawyer for the Attorney General, State of Colorado

2016- Taking time to Empower & Accept yourself and others (TEA) Sheila Katz- Hillel’s Vice President for Social Entrepreneurship

2015- Unity at the Intersections: Celebrating the Diversity of Women’s Lives Zerlina Maxwell- Political Analyst, Writer, Speaker, Commentator

2014- Looking Back, Reaching Forward Katrina L. Rodriguez, PhD- Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement and Dean of Students at University of Northern Colorado

2013- Communities in Action, Strength Through Knowledge Akiba Solomon- Colorline’s Gender Matters blogger & Special Guest Ari Belathar- Mexican Poet and Playwrite

2012- Broadening Our Community: Beyond the Mainstream Courtney E. Martin, Author, blogger, and speaker  & Pabitra Benjamin, Grassroots activist

2011- Share Your Voice: Be The Movement Cristy C. Road- Artist and Writer & Saja Butler- Musician and Business Owner

2010- Strengthening Our Roots and Growing Together   Gabriela Garcia Medina- Slam Poet

2009- Redefining Ourselves: Beyond Boundaries & Borders

2007- Reflecting on Her Story to Illuminate Our Future

2006- Empowering Women: Coming Together to Move Forward

2005- Come As You Are: Celebrating the Diversity of Women’s Lives Dr. Luoluo Hong- “I am Woman! Hear Me Roar: Dispelling the Superwoman Myth”