Apply to be a Part of the Library’s New Civil Rights Student Symposium!

February 7, 2017 at 5:04 pm Leave a comment

shadows_-race-gender-sexuality-ability-and-religion-in-resistanceCook Library is now accepting proposals to participate in its Spring 2017 student symposium, Shadows: Race, Gender, Sexuality, Ability, and Religion in Resistance. The symposium will be held on May 12, 2017, from 1:00pm-5:00pm.

Submissions should focus on civil rights and activism and may be inspired by themes of activism in the 1960s and how those themes relate to current civil rights and activist movements. Themes may include, but are not limited to, African American civil rights and freedom movements, Asian American civil rights, feminism, LGBTQ+ civil rights, Native American civil rights, Disability rights, Latinx civil rights and migrant worker organization, the role of gender, race, religion, ability, and sexuality within activism, and the idea of place and space, with an emphasis on environmental justice.

Proposals should be no more than 350 words and should include the main thesis of your proposed project and a description of the ideas you plan to present. Students may opt to apply to one of four areas: academic writing, creative writing and poetry, visual art and film, or performing arts.

Eligibility is limited to Towson University undergraduate and graduate students. All majors and academic disciplines are welcomed.

For directions on submission, please see this page. Submission deadline for proposals is Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 11:59pm. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by March 20th. For those accepted, the first draft of your work will be due on April 14th. Final versions of works will be presented at the symposium on May 12th.

If you have any questions, please contact Alyse Minter, Research and Instruction Librarian, at



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