Starting Date: 10-18-2013
Ending Date: 10-19-2013
Memphis, Tennessee 38002
United StatesThe Gandhi-King Conference is a two day event bringing together modern visionaries on nonviolence and social change with community leaders, activists, academics, and organizers to train, learn, plan, and organize to create a culture of liberation and justice for all. Participants will engage in:
training and education in nonviolent theory and practice.
opportunities for networking and peer-to-peer learning with movement builders from all over the country.
working groups that will continue the work throughout the year.
a network of people who are new to the movement and movement leaders to share and inspire action in a cross-cultural and inter-generational environment.
the opportunity to learn about best practices and develop new ones based upon our shared experience.
Conference participants will end this transformational weekend in a better position to decide strategically where to put their energies for maximum effect and with concrete tools to use in their personal and social movement work.
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS is September 1, 2013
Notification of accepted proposals will be made by: September 7, 2013
Presentation proposals from professors, activists, graduate students, undergraduates and community members are welcome.
· Proposals offering practical tools and skills in areas such as community building, nonviolent communication, sustainability, nonviolent education, economic, social, and environmental justice, etc.
· Papers on the philosophy and theology of Gandhi and King; nonviolence and the arts; nonviolent theory.
We encourage interactive workshops. Presentations that incorporate stories, art, music, video, or photographic displays are especially encouraged.
Geographical Scope: National