5th Annual SUNY Pride Conference

Call for Papers/Presentations
SUNY Oneonta October 27-28, 2017

Artivism: Creative Expression for LGBTQIA Resistance and Healing

Submission deadline is extended to October 1, 2017


Who presents at the SUNY Pride Conference?
The SUNY Pride Conference invites presentations that demonstrate engaged scholarship, activism, and artistic expression. Students, Community Members, Resource Professionals, Junior and Senior Faculty, and Administrators are encouraged to submit completed research and works in progress that will foster dialogue across academic and/or practical experiences, disciplinary foci, and institutional perspectives.

Students should seek guidance from a Faculty or staff member at their home institution. The faculty or staff member should mentor the students through the process of writing the conference proposal, organizing a panel or presentation on a specific theme, and presenting their scholarship to an audience.

  • Acts of Resistance
  • Acts of Healing
  • Allyship
  • Creative Expression/Art
  • Embodied Research and Teaching
  • Gender
  • Heteronormativity
  • Implications of Public Policy for LGBTQ Communities
  • Invisibility and Hypervisibility of LGBTQ Identities
  • Legacy of Intersectionality
  • Marginalization and Resilience
  • Performance
  • Political Climate
  • Possibilities and Pitfalls of Hashtag Activism
  • Relationship Between People of Color and LGBTQ Communities and Activism
  • Social Justice Movements
  • Violence Against LGBTQ Bodies

Guidelines for Presentation Submissions

All presentations should:

    • Explore the SUNY Pride Conference theme through the analysis of research, best practices, lived experience, and activism.
    • Promote audience engagement, personal and collective reflection, and robust discussion.
    • Include a strongly articulated purpose, conceptual foundation, contextual background, and contributions to intersectional LGBTQ scholarship and advocacy.

To be considered please submit a proposal with the following information:

  • Title
  • Presenter(s)
  • Institution(s) Represented
  • Faculty/Staff Mentor(s)
  • Specific Learning Outcomes
  • Brief Abstract of Proposed Presentation (summarizing your topic and its implications for future research and praxis)
  • References or Works Cited
  • Audio/Visual Needs

Guidelines for Panels

A panel is a moderated discussion with multiple student speakers offering different perspectives on a topic. A panel could take multiple forms. The panel could be set up as a debate between 2 or more students, or it could be a moderated discussion that focuses on a topic across multiple disciplines. A panel session should incorporate a chance for questions from the audience for discussion. To be considered please submit a proposal with the following information:

  • Title
  • Presenter(s)
  • Institution(s) Represented
  • Faculty/Staff Mentor(s)
  • Specific Learning Outcomes
  • Brief Abstract of Proposed Presentation (summarizing your topic and its implications for future research and praxis)
  • References or Works Cited
  • Audio/Visual Needs

Please share this call widely.  Proposed abstracts should be submitted electronically to Robb Thibault, Director of Student Life and Leadership @ Hunt College Union (robb.thibault@oneonta.edu) by October 1, 2017. Be sure to include "Program Proposal" in the subject line and in your message include your name and pronouns, title of presentation, and brief outline of the presentation!   For more information, please call (607) 436-3013

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