Call for artistic presentations: LGBT Experiences in the Caribbean

Beyond Homophobia: Centring LGBT Experiences in the Caribbean
JANUARY 26 - 27, 2017
University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica
The Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work, the Institute of Caribbean Studies, and J-FLAG are therefore pleased to provide an opportunity for scholars, human rights defenders and artists to explore LGBT navigations of Caribbean space(s). The conference is envisioned as a forum for the sharing and celebration of research, establishment of collaborative relationships, and encouragement of further investigations.

UWI (University of the West Indies)
University of the West Indies Credit: www.caribbeanmedicalschools.info

The theme for the conference, Centring LBGT Experiences, is purposely broad; we consider this fitting for an inaugural conference that focuses on the lived realities and diverse ways in which LGBT people in the Caribbean experience love, respect, (in)tolerance and acceptance. We only ask two things:

1. That presenters begin with the presumption that LGBT people act, and are not just acted upon;
and
2. That the work focus on people living in the Caribbean, regardless of location or language.

We invite conference papers and roundtable proposals from individuals of any discipline as well as proposals for visual, musical and dramatic presentations or any other forms of artistic performance. We welcome academics, activists, journalists and contributors from any field.
Abstracts and proposals for papers and roundtables should be no more than 250 words and should list keywords.

Proposals for artistic presentations should also be no more than 250 words and state clearly the requirements for staging the work.

Abstracts and proposals should be sent to beyondhomophobia@gmail.com by October 16, 2016.

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