Call for Submissions: Begin by Listening Sexual Violence Student Activism Symposium
Jul 9, 2021 to Sep 10, 2021
12:00AM to 11:59PM
Date(s) - 09/07/2021 - 10/09/2021
The Ontario University Sexual Violence Network invites submissions for its first Annual Begin by Listening: Sexual Violence Student Activism Symposium to be held virtually on November 5th, 2021.
This virtual conference will feature outstanding student (graduate and undergraduate) research, art, activism and advocacy on sexual violence and consent culture. Students from across Ontario can submit a workshop, paper, performance, art, new media, poetry, fashion, dance, video or design piece relating to the topic of sexual violence.
Students whose submissions are successful will be asked to either sit on a panel, display their work or perform at Begin by Listening: Student Activism on Sexual Violence Symposium. They will be provided a honorarium of $200.
All candidates will be notified by September 15 about their submissions.
The student submitting the work must:
- Be a student who is currently enrolled or recently graduated at Ontario post-secondary institution
- The work must have been created while at the above institutions
- Submit a 300 word abstract about the research or art piece or workshop
- Be available to present on November 5th, 2021
We encourage students to submit content that looks at any aspect of this issue, including but not limited to:
- Healing justice
- Sexual harassment in the workplace
- Child sexual abuse, partner abuse, family violence, elder abuse
- LGBTQ2S experiences of sexual violence
- The impact of trauma
- Protest movements
- Transformative and restorative justice
- Disability and sexual violence
- Sexual violence and anti-Black racism
- Multi-generational trauma and healing
- People affected by sexual violence and systems
- Sexual violence and settler colonialism
- Impacts of sexual violence on Indigenous communities
- Consent culture and the media
- State-sanctioned sexual violence
- Prevention and intervention practices
- Education campaigns
Click this link to submit your piece: https://forms.gle/h9xhrCgXSaSB6pQK8, external link, opens in new window
The deadline to submit is September 10, 2021. All candidates will be notified by September 15 about their submissions.
Registration for the Symposium
We are so excited to have everyone join us at this first annual Begin by Listening: Sexual Violence Student Activism Symposium! Registration for this symposium will open in late September, 2021.