Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Proposals Due: SLCC 2012 Student Conference on Writing and Social Justice

Submit your proposal for the SLCC 2012 Student Conference on Writing and Social Justice .

Proposals will be considered for: academic and creative works (researched papers, short films, poster presentations, poetry readings, etc.), exploring how writing is used to promote change, and engage actively with the community. Presentations will be limited to 15 minutes.

Proposals may address the following or related topics :
• What is meant by civility? And what role does civility play in social justice?
• What role does writing play in doing democracy?
• What issues are important to the communities of which you are a part?
• What conversations surrounding these issues would you like to participate in?
• What roles does writing play in civic discourse?
• How does the tenor of public discourse work for/against social justice?
• What are the factors behind the lack of civility in current public discourse?
• What role does the media play in civility and discourse?
• How does literature function as a form of social justice?
• How can writing work against conflict and promote peaceful resolution?

2012 Conference on Writing and Social Justice will take place on
Monday April 9, 2012 at the South City Campus.

Author Eliza Griswold will provide the Conference's Keynote Address.

For more information, check out the Student Conference on Writing & Social Justice website at:

Proposal Deadline: Friday, March 9, 2012.

Submit proposals to or complete the online submission form at: