The Racial Justice in Praxis is a collection of wide-ranging information and ideas.The theme for this year’s conference, sponsored by Psychologist for Social Responsibility and National Louis University, is The Psychology of the Wall. This year’s conference theme is an attempt to truly understand the phenomenon of psychological and physical barriers and the ways in which they are being, combated, experienced and dismantled. Community collaboration is essential. We are hopeful that students, activist, professionals, organizations, and individuals who care, will converge to share their research, community work, organizing, and ideas.
The following is a list of formats, that might best serve the communication of a proposed idea. Please click the proposals tab above when you are ready to submit.
Comprised of a series of presentations that address aspects of a single topic, symposia usually include 3-4 individual presentations. Each presentation will be allotted 15-20 minutes. Symposium submissions should include an abstract for each presentation, an abstract for the symposium, and a moderator that will guide post- presentation discussion.
Presentations that provide training on a specific skill, technique, or process and may involve one or more presenters, are intended to emphasize learning through participation, discussion, and “hands-on” activities. Each workshop will be allotted 1 hour and 30 minutes. If more time is needed please contact the ECO planning committee. Workshop submissions should include an abstract, and a detailed workshop agenda.
In a new approach, the gallery space would be a location reserved for artist submitting work in the way of an artistic expression of the workshop theme. Digital images would be submitted and considered for installation of the original work in the conference gallery. Each submission should include an artist statement about the work.
A forum for interactive discussion of a topic among a small group of up to 10 people, roundtables should include a moderator, preferably an expert on the topic. A roundtable table session will be allotted 45 minutes.
Individual presentations can last up to 45 minutes with 15 minutes of Q & A
The conference seeks participation from not only community psychologists, but from graduate students, undergraduate students, and community partners, on the front line of creating social change within their communities.