As western and westernizing nations have experienced increased socio-cultural diversification, intersectionality, and competition (within and across borders), this has been accompanied by an intensification of domestic and international conflict. This has manifested recently in widespread mobilizations against immigrants and religious minorities, including in 2016 electoral backlashes in the U.S. and UK, and similar mobilizations in France, Austria, and Italy. Against this backdrop, and mindful of increased vulnerability in-general by people of color within these intersections and collisions, the 2017 Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race will be convened in Washington, DC to focus on “Religion, Race, and Contested Globalization.”
Please submit 150-250 word abstracts by February 15, 2017 to Dr. R. Drew Smith (Pittsburgh Theological Seminary) firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. William Ackah (Univ. of London) email@example.com.
VENUE: Howard University Blackburn Center
TIME: June 28-30, 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
June 28-30 Conference Registration Details
* General rate: $250 dollars. includes lunch and light refreshments all 3 days.
* Students (full time)/Unwaged: $125—Partial waivers available in some circumstances
* Day rates: $ 100; or for Students/Unwaged: $50
Via a check or money order mailed and made payable to:
Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race
2650 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, #88096
Indianapolis, IN 46208-9998
Credit Card via PayPal (below)
Refund Policy (for registration fees):
Through Feb. 28, 2017: 100% refundable
March 1-31: 60% refundable
April-1-May 15: 40% refundable
After May 15: nonrefundable
THE FIRST FIFTY PEOPLE TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION WILL BE ASSURED PARTICIPATION IN THE JUNE 26th COMMUNITY-BASED DIALOGUE AND FACT-FINDING VISIT IN BALTIMORE. PARTICIPATION FOR THOSE REGISTERING AFTER THAT WILL BE ON A SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS.
Participants are encouraged to book the hotel of their choice as soon as possible. June is peak season for visitors to Washington and the demand for affordable hotel rooms will be high. Hotels in Arlington and Crystal City, Virginia may be good options, as are hotels at Dulles Airport and BWI airport (although further away). Please make sure your hotel is accessible to a Metro train stop.
The Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race (TRRR) was founded in 2010 with the aim of bringing together scholars, religious leaders and community activists from across the African diaspora and continent to facilitate dialogue, intellectual output, and activism in the cause of improving the lives of people of African heritage around the world. Though TRRR’s approach is scholarly, its commitment is to advancing informed and progressive responses to persistent racial problems in dialogue and collaboration with broad publics. Our 2016 conference in Washington DC will be the seventh TRRR conference, following successful conferences in Trinidad & Tobago (2016), the UK (2015 and 2012), South Africa (2014 and 2011) and Ghana (2013).
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