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Event Details: Black Student Network, Diversity in Research & Practice Conference

Description: BSN DiRP Conference

Call for Proposals: “Connecting People to Purpose and Practice for Progress”
The Teachers College, Columbia University Black Student Network (BSN) Call for Proposals is our request for research proposals for our fifth annual Diversity in Research Conference to be held on May 3rd, 2014. The Diversity in Research Conference  provides a platform for students, practitioners, schools, and community leaders to engage in meaningful discourse related to contemporary issues in education. The Conference Planning Committee will act as peer reviewers for proposals within their areas of expertise. 

Conference Theme and Goal of Conference: 
The Black Student Network affirms that “the heart of education as a practice of freedom [must] promote growth” (bell hooks). Thus, the conference theme seeks to “connect people to purpose and practice for progress.” More specifically, the conference will focus on the interconnections between: research that calls for a movement beyond deficit constructs; synergies between emerging scholars and the communities they seek to empower; authentic education; and culturally relevant praxis. In addition to these examples, an array of other proposal foci that encompass the conference theme will also be considered.

The conference seeks to create an empowering atmosphere where participants connect passion to praxis, ignite critical consciousness, and walk away with a call to action. Therefore, the conference will serve as a conduit for students to gain experience presenting their research, interface with experts, and connect with volunteer opportunities within the local community. 

This year, the Diversity in Research Conference offers: 
● Roundtable Discussion: An opportunity for conference attendees to participate in discussion centered on a particular issue. A facilitator will provide a brief presentation of the subject in question and aid in guiding the discussion. 
● Poster Presentations: Participant’s work will be presented on a visual display and participant will engage attendees about their work and answer questions. 
● Paper Presentations: Oral presentations, aided by PowerPoint that may involve one or more presenters. 

To submit your proposal, please copy and paste on the link below into your browser:
*Please submit your proposals by March 14th, by 5pm. 
*Notification of proposal acceptances will be sent out early April. 

Type: Conferences & Seminars

Location: TBD

Date & Time: From 5/3/2014 9:00 PM To 5/4/2014 6:00 PM

Contact: Ashley Maxie-Moreman


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