Rights and Wrongs: A Constitution Day Conference at SF State


Call for Papers:


Rights and Wrongs: A Constitution Day Conference
at San Francisco State University 
15-16 Sept. 2016

San Francisco State University has a proud tradition of sponsoring Constitution and Citizenship Day conferences that have featured the participation of a large number of students, faculty, and community members. The conference provides multiple opportunities to reflect critically on the past, present, and future of constitutional rights, freedoms, citizenship, democracy, equality, and justice. Proposals for papers, presentations, panels, roundtables, and workshops (maximum 250 words) should be submitted by 1 July 2016 to marcs@sfsu.edu<mailto:marcs@sfsu.edu>. Please submit short vitas/resumes for all participants.




Recommended topics include but are not limited to:


Affirmative Action

Black Lives Matter and Racialized Policing

Colonialism and the Constitution

Disability Rights and Wrongs

Educational Rights, Teacher Tenure, and Faculty Unions

Environmental Justice

Free Speech on and off Campus

Housing and Homeless Rights

Immigrant Rights

Labor Law

Marriage Equality and Inequality

National Security and Military Justice

Native American Sovereignty

Presidential Politics and Constitutional Law

Prisons and Prisoners

Religious Freedom and Freedom from Religion

Reproductive and Parenting Rights

Sexual Harassment and Violence

Slavery and the Constitution

Student Rights and Freedoms

Trans Equality

Voting Rights

Women’s Rights and Constitutional Feminism



Organizing Committee:


Conference Coordinator: Marc Stein, History Department

Vince Avellino, Paralegal Studies Program

Darius Bost, Sociology and Sexuality Studies Department

Elizabeth Brown, Criminal Justice Studies Program

Martin Carcieri, Political Science Department

Teresa Carrillo, Latina/Latino Studies Department

Steve Choe, Cinema Department

Deb Cohler, Women and Gender Studies Department

Trevor Getz, History Department

Catherine Kudlick, History Department and Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability

Catherine Powell, Labor Archives Research Center

Christen Sasaki, Asian American Studies Department

Anita Silvers, Philosophy Department



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