When: Thu, 06/14/2012 (All day) - Sat, 06/16/2012 (All day)
Where: Madison, Wisconsin
The Working-Class/Poverty-Class Academics (WCPCA) Group
16th Annual International Conference
University of Wisconsin, Madison
June 14-16, 2012
Conference Theme: "Class Warfare?"
As students, faculty, and staff who work often with and live with individuals across the class spectrum, the purpose of the conference is to critically examine issues related to the lived experiences of those of us from working-class and poverty-class backgrounds with regard to how the discussions and definitions of class have changed. This may include the following:
1) "coming out" to peers, colleagues and friends;
2) useful contributions that students, faculty, and staff from working-class and poverty-class backgrounds can make to their college communities;
3) effects of institutionalized classism and strategies to remove it;
4) sources of inspiration or strategies to support the choice of an academic career;
5) processes or outcomes of interactions between issues of social class background with race, gender, age, and other diversity areas;
6) perspectives of class and cross-cultural awareness of class.
It is also intended to provide insights into the impacts of social class, how social class affects various aspects of our lives, and the personal and political actions we can take to address social class issues. We are seeking proposals for workshops, media presentations, scholarly papers, and book and roundtable discussions in these areas.
The deadline for proposals will be March 31, 2012.
Please direct any questions regarding proposals to Lisa Lange.