Twenty-First LatCrit Conference (LatCritXXI)
2016 Election: What Next?
Orlando, Florida, September 29-30, 2017
LatCrit XXI Biennial Conference
LATCRIT/SALT JUNIOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP SEP. 28, 2017
BIENNIAL CONFERENCE: SEP. 29 – 30
BOARD MEETING (COMMUNITY & EXECUTIVE SESSIONS) OCT. 1, 2017
2016 ELECTION: WHAT NEXT?
The 2016 election, with its surreal outcome, has revealed how hyper-nationalism, white supremacy, misogyny, homophobia, xenophobia, oligarchy, and hate are essential to the mainstream conservative movements. The masking of these trends behind such double-speak as the “Alt-right movement,” has also emboldened those who seek to promote violent forms of intolerance to step out of the shadows and into the light. The poor and economically marginalized struggle with increasingly exploitative neoliberal forms of welfare, privatized for the profit and protection of the powerful financial class. The fight against these powerful forces, in the classroom, in the courtroom, and in our daily lives, has poured into the streets as we struggle to survive the onslaught of executive orders, legislation, and appointments designed to divide and conquer the democratic process. In the current dark days and in the face of previously unfathomable challenges, the bonds of solidarity and community must be nourished. At the Twenty-First Biennial LatCrit Conference, critical scholars will gather in Orlando, Florida to address the current challenges to our diverse communities. For that reason, we invite papers, panels, roundtables, workshops and works in progress across disciplinary boundaries and from all constituencies, among others, on the following questions: How do we deal with the forces that shaped the last election? What does true solidarity require in terms of organizing and mobilizing? How do we move forward, centering systematic injustice, preserving hard won gains from our ancestors, and forging ahead into the future for justice? How do we use our best talents for the struggle? What is the role of empathy and education moving forward?
Paper, Panel, Roundtable, Workshop proposals & WIPS on other topics related to
subordination and resistance are also welcome.
DEADLINE: Please submit an abstract and your contact info by May 15, 2017.
For general information and questions about the event please email Saru Matambanadzo at firstname.lastname@example.org.