Instructions for Proposals

2016 Social Justice Summit

Do you want to raise awareness about a specific social justice topic or issue you are passionate about? We are currently accepting proposals for workshops for the 2016 Social Justice Summit:

“Theory to Action: At the Heart of Social Justice”
March 4 & 5, 2016
Humboldt State University

Summit organizers are looking for dynamic and interactive workshops for this year’s Social Justice Summit. The workshops will be divided into either:

Education/Knowledge Share  workshops, where we will work together to identify and educate ourselves about important issues that are affecting our communities and what we can do to bring about change.


Art Activism/Skill Share  workshops where Artist/Activist will share and teach us their skills to provide us with powerful tools that we can use to spread awareness and encourage social change.

Education/Knowledge Share Curriculum

Workshops are 1.5 hours in length and are a lecture or discussion pertaining to the theme of the Summit. Here are ideas/guidelines for workshop proposals:

  • Support for Undocumented Students

  • Intersectionality of Identities
    Multicultural Queer Studies

  • Learning Truth
    Decolonization of Education

  • Teaching for Social Justice
    Integrating Social Justice into Curriculum

  • Expanding Knowledge of Our Communities in Struggle
    Such as immigration, environmental racism, etc.

  • Deconstructing Privilege
    And more

Art Activism/Skill Share

Workshops are 3 hours or 1.5 hours in length and go beyond discussion by sharing skills and techniques involved in direct action. Here are ideas/guidelines for workshop proposal:

  • Wheat-pasting
  • Graf Writing
  • Poetry
  • Spoken Word
  • Film-making
  • Silk Screening & Stenciling
  • Community Organizing
  • Guerilla Theatre/Theatre of the Oppressed
  • Mural-ing
  • and more

Make sure your workshop title catches the audiences’ attention. Please fill out the Proposal form and submit online or send a hard copy to the MCC—1 Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521. Deadline for workshop proposals is Friday, February 5, 2016 at 5:00 PM. Acceptance notifications will be sent out via email by Friday, February 12, 2016.

Questions? Please contact Amy Salinas Westmoreland by email: or 707.826.3367.

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