"Ways of Knowing," Scholars of Color Conference 2019
Тезисы до: 21.12.2018
Даты: 12.04.19 — 13.04.19
Область наук: Социологические;
Е-мейл Оргкомитета: firstname.lastname@example.org
Организаторы: Temple University
The Graduate Students of Color Association and Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Faculty of Color at Temple University are pleased to announce the first annual Scholars of Color Conference (SOCC). This international, interdisciplinary two-day conference is devoted to connecting and celebrating the research of scholars of color.
SOCC welcomes independent and affiliated scholars alike from all fields – including, but not limited to, the humanities and social sciences, STEM, medicine and law. We define a scholar in the most original sense – “one who learns,” from the Ancient Greek skholḗ, meaning conversations and the knowledge gained through them. In an effort to upend elitist notions of knowledge or ways of knowing, we invite all self-identified scholars of color to present and attend SOCC – with special consideration afforded to activists, cultural workers, and leaders from grassroots, community-based organizations. Professional development workshops will also be offered throughout the program.
Our inaugural theme – “Ways of Knowing” – explores what constitutes knowledge, fact versus fiction. How do we know what we know? As scholars of color, we are often accused of bias on the sole basis of our identity politics. Yet, objectivity is a myth. How can we reclaim our positionalities as a source of strength – a composite lens through which to view the world? At SOCC, we gather to support and connect with one another’s scholarship. In weaving a tapestry of diverse experiences and perspectives, we may expand our “ways of knowing.”
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