[Iag-list] CFP - Social Movements, Resistance & Social Change III - Deadline Reminder & Speakers announced

Amanda Thomas amandacarolinethomas at gmail.com
Fri May 20 06:28:16 AEST 2016


The Academic and Activist Interface

*Victoria University of Wellington, 1-3 September 2016*


We are pleased to announce the following three speakers for the
conference’s opening panel discussion on the conference theme *The Academic
and Activist Interface*:

*Wendy Larner, Victoria University*: recently appointed Provost at
Victoria, Wendy is a New Zealander who was previously based at Bristol
University for ten years as Professor of Human Geography and Sociology.
She has written extensively on neoliberalism and activism, with her
research situated in the interdisciplinary fields of globalisation,
governance and gender.

*Pala Molisa*, *Victoria University*: originally from Vanuatu, Pala is a
lecturer at the School of Accounting and Commercial Law and specialises in
the areas of critical accounting and sustainability accounting.  Pala is
involved in the peace, trade and climate movements.

*Sue Bradford, Economic and Social Research Aotearoa (ESRA)*: formerly a
member of parliament for the Green Party, Sue has led the establishment of
the soon to be launched left think tank ESRA.  Sue also helps to run
Auckland Action Against Poverty.


Existing structures of power, exploitation and inequality are not
inevitable, and there are many existing alternative visions and emerging
possibilities for organising life. Social Movements, Resistance and Social
Change III seeks to support these alternatives and possibilities by
questioning the apparent divide between the academy and activism, and
seeking to move beyond it.

We intend to highlight the diverse and productive spaces where academia and
activism intersect, exploring points of contestation and difference, and
asking how we can cooperate better in future. By drawing together people
from across the academic-activist spectrum, this conference will create a
forum for presentations, workshops, performances, exhibitions and debate to
explore change.

This conference explicitly seeks to advance social and environmental
justice, economic democracy and mutual respect. In this spirit, we seek to
realise two key aims:

 1.    To strengthen existing ties within and between activism and
academia, as well as developing new relationships.

2.    To work together toward the development of concrete programmes for
social change.


We invite participation in a variety of forms, including (but not only):
presentations, panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions and film

*We invite registrations and presentation proposals (up to 500 words) by 27
May*. Notification of acceptance will be made by 24 June. Proposals can be
uploaded on the registration page or emailed as a document attachment to
resistanceandsocialchange2016 at gmail.com.

If your proposal is for a panel discussion or workshop, please include the
details of how you would like to structure your session; e.g. 3 presenters
followed by a debate. Please also include other relevant details, such as
the names of those who will be involved, and the proposed title for your

Participation and attendance will be free, but those who are able to, and
those with institutional support, are encouraged to donate up to $100 (or
more), which will be used to assist with travel/accommodation costs for
students and unwaged/low-waged people from outside the Wellington region.

Please email any queries to: resistanceandsocialchange2016 at gmail.com

Full call and registration form: http://counterfutures.nz/smconference.html

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1268292783216962/

This is a child friendly conference. There will be a caregiving co-op and
children are welcome in conference sessions.
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