[URPE] [Fwd: Call for Panel Submissions for Left Forum 2010, March 19-21 at Pace]
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Tue Nov 10 21:24:20 MST 2009
Reminder to URPE members:
URPE members can submit panels to the LF either independently or with
URPE sponsorship. URPE will sponsor two panels this year.
*The URPE deadline for submissions of URPE-sponsored panels is Thursday,
November 19.* That is because the fall steering committee meeting is the
weekend of November 21-22, and a committee of the SC will review URPE at
LF submissions that weekend, and make a decision on which panels will be
sponsored by URPE. (Again, you can still submit panels independently, in
which case you don't need to go through URPE.)
The Left Forum is a great place for URPE people to present their
thoughts on what is going on in this turbulent economy, so we encourage
you to submit a panel.
Please send us your ideas, and if you decided to submit a panel
independently, please let us know that also.
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Subject: Call for Panel Submissions for Left Forum 2010, March 19-21 at
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 08:31:36 -0500
From: Left Forum panels <panels at leftforum.org>
To: leftforumpanels at lists.people-link.net
Dear past Left Forum panel organizers, speakers, and friends,
I am pleased to be getting back in touch with you after you helped make
last year’s conference the best attended Left Forum yet.
We would like you to consider proposing a panel for the upcoming Left
Forum conference at Pace University in New York City March 19-21, 2010,
and we look forward to working with you in the panel and conference
organizing process. Consider starting this process right away by
proposing a panel in any of the following ways: go to our website
(www.leftforum.org <http://www.leftforum.org>) and follow the panel
submission instructions (by clicking call for panels
<http://leftforum.mayfirst.org/node/26> or panel instructions
<http://leftforum.mayfirst.org/2010/instructions>), email us at
panels at leftforum.org <mailto:panels at leftforum.org>, or call our office
The last conference marked one of the most diverse and engaged left
dialogue experiences to date. This year, with "recovery" of capitalist
crisis meaning bailouts for the banks and continued suffering for
working people, a new stridency in right wing voices, and a conservative
tilt in Washington politics as a backdrop, we offer the following
conference theme as one point of collaborative reference. The theme is
“The Center Cannot Hold: Rekindling the Radical Imagination” (for the
2010 thematic statement click here <http://leftforum.mayfirst.org/node/13>).
This year we have an easier and more accessible online panel submission
process that you will find on our website by clicking this link: call
for panels <http://leftforum.mayfirst.org/node/26>. I am also happy to
say that we will include bios and other panel information online and in
the program, to ensure maximum turnout and awareness of the content of
your panel. Also, among many panel options, one that often draws large
audiences is when panel organizers secure speakers with respectfully
different perspectives on the same topic or politics; such dialogues
also inspire spirited audience participation.
Your participation is vital if we are to continue to strengthen the Left
Forum space for critical political dialogue.
Feel free to call me or other conference organizers in the office if you
have any questions. Please note the panel submission deadline is
December 1st and you must have a panel description proposed by then. We
urge you to get started now. It takes a while to get ideas and people
together for a strong proposal.
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