We encourage you to participate in the Fair Development Conference by submitting a proposal for a workshop, panel, training or presentation. The themes we would like to highlight include:
Analysis of current development practices, with in-depth looks at the economic crisis, service-sector Poverty-zones, mountaintop removal, prisons, corporate monopolies, etc.
Solutions that encompass the alternative world we want to create, such as communal ownership of resources; human rights to dignity, housing, healthcare and education; equitable and sustainable use of public resources; etc.
Strategies for movement building, including organizing models and skills, strategic campaign development, creative tactics, alternative media, faith-based approaches, etc.
We welcome a mixture of formats and proposals from both individuals and organizations. There will be 60- and 90-minute sessions. Based on space and time, we might suggest collaboration if proposals are similar. In your proposal please include a title with a one-sentence description, your partners in organizing, a longer description of the workshop and how your idea relates to the conference themes, session format, and who the workshop is geared towards.
In discussing this vision of Fair Development, we seek to create a space that puts these values into practice. The conference will emphasize the full participation of all attendants through dialogue and exchange, popular education presentations, multiple media formats and documentation, arts and cultural expression, inclusion of faith perspectives, Spanish/English interpretation, childcare, and youth engagement.
Deadline: Monday, August 15, 2011
Please email proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or mail to
P.O. Box 41547
Baltimore, MD 21203
Download, Request for Proposals (PDF)
Be a part of the planning!
To learn more about how you can participate in the planning of the Fair Development Conference, come to the Community Interest Meeting on July 20th or email email@example.com