Building a Better Activist: Call for Proposals due 2/12



Building a Better Activist: Social Change Education for the Activist in You


The planning committee for the Building a Better Activist: Social Change Education for the Activist in You conference invites you to submit a proposal (workshop, skills-building session, performance, or presentation) for our 2018 conference.


Proposal Deadline: February 12th


Proposal Submission Form


We encourage proposal submissions to include any aspects related to activism and social change. Creativity is encouraged and session proposals can take many formats – from arts or performance workshops, to “know your rights” sessions, to media or other skills trainings, to organizing strategy sessions. Reviewers will give special consideration to proposals that cultivate love and heart and help others ground their activism in love. Sessions will be 90 minutes long and should be interactive. Presenters of all ages, experiences & backgrounds welcome; you do not have to be a UVM affiliate to submit a proposal.



Our aim is to develop and encourage the activist leader in everyone. We seek to create a community of students and others who will organize and foster an inclusive and equitable society where each member matters and thrives.


The conference is geared toward students and will offer broad educational options so that participants can immediately use the information gained in their respective communities.  The Building a Better Activist conference is offered in conjunction with theRace Gender and Sexuality Symposium convened by Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies (GSWS) and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) on March 2, 2018. The conference will officially close UVM’s Equity Week  which takes place from 2/26-3/3/18.


The Building a Better Activist conference planning committee includes members from the Interfaith Center; LGBTQA Center; Mosaic Center for Students of Color; Women’s Center; Alianza Latinx; Asian Student Union; The Black Student Union; SGA Committee on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity; Women of Color Coalition; Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES); Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies (GSWS); Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (HESA); Hillel; Student Life; and The Peace & Justice Center.


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