Pacific Northwest Foco

Call for Papers

 Decolonizing Legacies and Praxis: Chicanx Studies from our Roots, Shaping our Future

October 14, 2017
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA

This year marks two important watersheds: the historic Chicana and Chicano Studies Program at EWU was established 40 years ago and the PNW Foco was established almost 25 years ago. Both were founded by a group of scholar activists, including Carlos S. Maldonado. The EWU program is part of the larger Chicano Movement and the activist tradition and archive. The intent was to promote social change and engage in work that makes a difference in our communities and the larger world. Our work today is to refine and build upon these legacies.

In the context of this rich history, this year the PNW Foco will host the regional conference at EWU. We are pleased to announce the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Chicana and Chicano Studies Program at Eastern Washington University. The conference is a call for the restoration of critical history to help ground thought, culture, and envision the future.

In keeping with the conference theme, we encourage submission of papers, panels, roundtables, poster sessions and workshops that address the legacy and praxis of Chicanx Studies for the present moment and near future. Faculty, staff, community, undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit proposals. Submission deadline is September 6, 2017. Proposers will be notified of acceptance by email.

Send inquiries to: Dr. Norma Cárdenas at ncardenas1@ewu.edu with PROPOSAL NACCS FOCO 2017 in the subject line.

For more information visit https://www.ewu.edu/css/programs/chicana-and-chicano-studies-program/pnw-foco-conference

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Our Future, Our Roots:
Creating the Next Century in a time of Transformation

November 8-9, 2013
Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

As we in the United States experience epochal demographic, geopolitical, and economic changes with even more  on the horizon, how will we define ourselves? With this conference, we seek to create a space of dialogue by drawing together historical analyses and current realities to offer visions for the future of Chican@ communities. Faculty, staff, community, undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit proposals. Submission deadline is October 11, 2013.  See link for submission details

Send inquires to Dr. Anthony Zaragoza , zaragozt@evergreen.edu

NW Foco Undergraduate Paper Competition
$50 Cash Prize. Undergraduates submit your 8-15 page Chican@ Studies research paper to the 2013 Undergraduate NACCS NW Foco Paper Competition.  See link for details 

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The Current and Future Status of the Chicana/o Studies Discipline:
A Pacific Northwest Perspective and Approach

 October 19-20, 2012
Heritage University Toppenish, Washington
conference flyer

Keynote Speaker: Sean Arce

CALL FOR PAPERS

With the current attacks on the Tucson Unified School District Mexican American Studies Program (TUSD-MASP), the firing of Sean Acre (Director of TUSD-MASP) and current Book Ban, the Chicana/o Studies discipline and National Association for Chicano and Chicana Studies (NACCS) must examine its current and future status. The 2012 NACCS Pacific Northwest Foco Conference is seeking papers, panels, and roundtable presentations that offer a local and regional scope on this academic discipline. In addition, this conference contextualizes burning social problems and political issues currently occurring within the communities of the Pacific Northwest region.

THE FOLLOWING TOPICS ARE WELCOME:

1) The history of Chicana/o Studies in the Pacific Northwest
2) The current and future Status of the Chicana/o Studies discipline
3) The recent Chicana/o Studies and Ethnic Studies attacks
4) Mexican and Latino Migration in the Pacific Northwest
5) Agricultural Labor Production and Organizing
6) Local and regional Mexican and Latino Urban Issues
7) Mexican and Latino Educational Issues and Attainment
8) Environmental racism and problems in the Pacific Northwest
9) Gender and Chicana Issues
10) Local and Regional Chicana/o and Latino Politics
11) Cultural Production and Expression
12) Mexican and Latino Public Heath Care Issues in the Pacific Northwest
13) Regional and Local Ethnic Relations and Conflicts
14) Economic Issues and Poverty in the Pacific Northwest
15) Other Related Topics

Papers should be 20 minutes, panels will be one hour and half (including questions). Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community members are all encouraged to submit.

Proposals: Send an abstract of no more than 200 words. Include a list of contacts (phone, email, snail mail) for all panelists and chairs. For complete panels, include an abstract for the full panel as well as for each panelist. State whether the proposal is for a paper panel, workshop, or round table. DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: OCT. 13, 2012.

Send proposals and inquiries to Jose G. Moreno, Moreno_j@heritage.edu, with the subject line NACCS FOCO FALL 2012.

PRE-REGISTRATION: $15.00 (Make Check Payable to Heritage University) Address: Heritage University, 3240 Fort Road Toppenish, WA. 98948, Attn: Jose G. Moreno, 2012 NACCS Regional Conference.

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Chican@ Studies Matters: 
The Legacy of Chican@ Studies in Northern
Aztlán

2012 Regional Conference

March 30-31, 2012
Washington State University, Pullman

Call for Submissions

The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) Pacific Northwest Foco, with the Inland Northwest Chicana/o Latina/o Studies and Alliance and the Pacific Northwest Center for Indigenous and Mestizo Research, requests paper and panel proposals for its regional conference to be held at the Center for Undergraduate Education at Washington State University, Pullman.

Interdisciplinary papers, panels and workshops that address the following topics are especially welcome:

  1. Chicana/os Latina/os  and the Environment
  2. Chicana/o Cultures in the Northwest
  3. Queering the far North of Aztlán
  4. Creating Latino/a Visibility and/or Challenging White Dominance
  5. Raza and Immigration and Struggles for Citizenship
  6. Latina/o Labor and Politics in the Pacific Northwest
  7. Status of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies in the Northwest
  8. Chicana/o Latina/o Access to Education, Reforming The Educational Systems Of The Northwest
  9. Legacy of Chicana/o Studies in the Pacific Northwest

Papers should be 20 minutes, panels will be one hour and half (including questions).  Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community members are all encouraged to submit. 

Proposals: Send an abstract of no more than 150 words. Include a list of contacts (phone, email, snail mail) for all panelists and chairs.  For complete panels, include an abstract for the full panel as well as for each panelist.  State whether the proposal is for a paper panel, workshop, or round table. Deadline for proposals: March 1, 2012.

Send proposals and inquiries to:
Linda Heidenreich                                   
lheidenr "at" wsu.edu
 
In the subject line write “NACCS FOCO 2012”

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