Call for Proposals 2020 Forum and Festival • ASU - Tempe • February 28 thru March 1, 2020

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Climates of Justice

Call for Presenters and Workshops


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In a world that seems starkly divided by political affiliation, access to basic healthcare, and addressing difficult issues like climate change, it is challenging to find common ground that unites us. For the 19th annual Local to Global Justice Forum and Festival, we seek presenters who relate to our theme, "Climates of Justice," We want to recognize organizations and community activists who are trying to nurture more equitable futures for everyone. We draw our inspiration from youth activists who are agitating for sustained recognition and action around climate change and other urgent issues. We will go beyond climate change and open a space of dialogue about how to create climates of peaceful, thoughtful, and respectful debate, conversation, understanding, and dialogue that will foster positive conditions for social change.


We invite presenters of all ages and grassroots organizations to share ideas, tell stories, and offer insights about organizing and strengthening alliances for more open dialogue and compassionate communication about issues that are important to our communities, including immigration and border politics, anti-racist practices, environmental justice, technological access, resiliency and sustainability, and legal challenges.


We accept proposals in the form of short talks (15-20 minutes), panel discussions, performances, workshops and skill-shares (30-40 minutes) that showcase your perspectives and methods for creating spaces for dialogue around more just futures for all our community members.

We seek proposals from individuals, organizations, and community groups, that respond to the following questions:

  • ➔ What are alternative ways of thinking, organizing, and acting that help create systematic and systemic changes for more equitable futures?
  • ➔ How can we foster places and spaces for open and civil dialogue in contentious political times?
  • ➔ How can we share practices of self-care for mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical health?
  • ➔ What work is needed to create alliances for transformative changes and how can we build and strengthen them?

When & Where?

The Forum and Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, February 29 - March 1, 2020 at Arizona State University, Tempe campus.

Proposed presentations and workshops will be on Saturday, 2/29 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Submit your proposal by January 19, 2020.

Workshop Proposal

This is the form to complete if you are interested in offering a classroom style short-talk (15-20 min.), workshop, skill-share, or performance (30-40 min.):

Workshop Proposal Form

Panel Proposal

This is the form to complete if you are interested in participating in one of the panel discussions:

Panel Proposal Form



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