Deadline for submissions: Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
For more than 40 years, Amnesty International USA has hosted regional conferences in cities across the country. These conferences have provided a space for people to come together to increase knowledge, build skills, and exchange ideas and strategies for progressing a human rights agenda! This year, given the pandemic, we will be hosting one virtual Activism Conference over 3-days, November 13-15, 2020.
This year’s conference theme, Activism is the Art of Disruption, is a call to action. It is a tribute to individuals that agitate and movements that dare to push the needle for the goal of achieving positive social change. As we continue to confront the human rights disparities that COVID-19 has exposed, demand that police stop killing Black people and attacking peaceful protestors, and continue to challenge bad public policies that violate human rights, we need to increase our activism and build people power! We will disrupt human rights abuse. We will disrupt unjust systems. We will do it strategically, in solidarity and partnership, and we will win! When creating your conference proposal, consider how it addresses the conference theme.
Proposals that include interactive sessions inviting participant dialogue, modeling strategies and building grassroots organizing skills, examining topics relevant to human rights, encouraging critical inquiry, demonstrating informed action, and emphasizing creativity and engagement are encouraged and will be prioritized. All proposals will be reviewed by the National Working Group for Regional Conferences, which is a peer review team of member and staff working on Regional Conferences, using the Rubrics found on the website.
Here are the options for submitting a proposal:
Questions on how to determine which session might be the best fit for your proposal? Need technical support for how to create a digital poster presentation using powerpoint or google slides? No problem… email [email protected]
All submissions must be received by Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 11:59pm EST.
In the next section you will be given the chance to input information for session speakers or moderators. If you are the session organizer and also the only speaker for the session, please select N/A. Note that if you do this and select next, your RFP will be submitted. If you are a session organizer and will also have additional speakers and or a moderator, you need to complete the next section.
Speaker: Subject matter expert who speaks at length during session about topic at hand.
Moderator: Mediator for session. Supports the flow of conversation by prompting discussion, does not need to be subject matter expert.
If you are submitting a proposal for a session that includes other speakers or moderators, please complete this section. You will be asked to provide their information and brief bios (50 words max) for each. Bios will be edited as needed.
This is the end of the RFP form. If you select next, you will submit your form.