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Call for Proposals: 2022 FAHE Conference

Call for Proposals: 2022 FAHE Annual Conference
43rd Annual Meeting of the Friends Association for Higher Education
June 14-17, 2022
Earlham College and Earlham School of Religion
Richmond, Indiana

Conference Theme: Quakers and Racial Justice

The Friends Association for Higher Education was conceived in 1979 by a group of educators seeking to bring together faculty, staff and administrators at historically Quaker colleges and universities, as well as Friends teaching at other institutions. Since its founding, FAHE has met annually at Friends institutions of higher education around the US and beyond, engaging educators and scholars in ongoing dialogue around Quaker concerns in higher education. From the very beginning, Friends have embraced a strong commitment to education, and Friends schools and colleges have attracted and welcomed both Quaker and non-Quaker educators alike who resonate with the historic Friends commitment to educating the whole person, guided by the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and (especially in recent decades) sustainability.

This coming summer, from June 14-17, 2022, FAHE will hold its annual conference at Earlham College and Earlham School of Religion, in Richmond Indiana. The FAHE Program Committee invites proposals from faculty, staff and administrators for presentations related to the conference theme of Quakers and Racial Justice, or other topics reflecting Quaker concerns in higher education. As a tool for seeking truth as part of corporate discernment and decision-making, Quakers offer queries to provide focus, direction, and inspiration. Queries to consider in envisioning and crafting proposals include:

How have we, as educators, incorporated, or might incorporate, racial justice more fully into the curricula and co-curricular life of our schools?

What can Black Quakers tell us about exemplary models of ministry toward others?

What should be done to make Friends meetings, schools, and other institutions more racially inclusive?

What contributions might FAHE members and attenders have to make to discussions around the need for reparations for past racial injustices?

What lessons have you or f/Friends of your acquaintance learned, in attending Racial Justice Protests, from the Civil Rights movements of the mid-twentieth century to the Black Lives Matter protests following the unjust killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many, many others.

How have Quakers impacted racial justice efforts from the 17th century onwards?
(Papers may address the lives of Black Quakers, or Black friends of Friends, such as William Boen, Benjamin Banneker, Sarah Mapps Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Howard Thurman, Jean Toomer, Mahala Ashley Dickerson, Bayard Rustin, Barrington Dunbar, or Black Friends still living such as Harold D. Weaver Jr., Vanessa Julye, Dwight Wilson, Niyonu Spann.)

How should we encourage Friends in Africa and address the effects of policies of empire and race on Friends in Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, and other African countries?

What can we learn from the lives and witness of Quakers in any of these African countries?

How do Friends in Britain, other parts of Europe, the Middle East or Asia and the Pacific address (or how should they address) issues of racial justice?

Who were the Quaker slaveholders, enslavers? What can we learn from their lives?

Who were the people enslaved by Quakers? What can we learn from their lives?

What can we learn from White Quaker Anti-Slavery Activists, such as Benjamin Lay, John Woolman, Anthony Benezet, Warner Mifflin, Elizabeth Heyrick, Lucretia Mott? How did they model (or not) White Allyship?

What can we learn from the struggles to desegregate Quaker schools at all levels (colleges, secondary schools)?

What reflections do you have on the 1619 Project? On the current anti-racism movement?

How might we respond appropriately to the movements that abuse or use such terms as “Critical Race Theory”?

How have Quakers supported Voting Rights for all in the past? How might we do so in the present, and future?

What is your Quaker response to works of literature by Black authors and BIPOC authors, such as Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, or Colson Whitehead?

The FAHE Program Committee requests your submissions by January 24, 2022. In accordance with Earlham College and Earlham School of Religion campus policy, Covid-19 vaccination is mandatory for all campus visitors.

Please submit your proposal here:

https://forms.gle/FboxHvtKiSuMaz5U6

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Call for Proposals: Essays for “Future of Quaker Peacemaking” Book

Friends may be interested to contribute to the next Friends Association for Higher Education​ book, “The Future of Quaker Peacemaking: Quakers and the Disciplines, Volume 8,” editor: Lonnie Valentine (Earlham School of Religion​).

The Friends Association for Higher Education seeks contributions for a volume of essays exploring the future of Quaker peacemaking. Proposals can be from within any academic discipline as well as from the experience of practitioners.

Proposals of 800-1000 words to be submitted by June 15, 2021. Please click here to submit your proposal. Guidelines include:

  1. This volume is intended to consider possibilities for the future of Friends’ work for peace with justice. Though essays will draw upon the past and present, the goal is to consider where we go now, given the current state of our Society, our country, humanity, and the earth. We will be looking for a range of foci in the essays selected seeking to cover a wide sampling of ideas and actions.
  2. Therefore, essays can consider Quaker individuals, movements, and institutions, including our K-12 and college schools, and argue for what we learn from them for the future. Essays are to present the case for what we ought to be doing individually and corporately.
  3. As best as the editors can, essays will have similar simple formats. This includes a clear opening paragraph stating the claim to be supported and the way (discipline, method, etc.) taken to support the claim, a body of clearly developed argument, and a conclusion summarizing the argument.
  4. These essays can be developed from presentations made at the Earlham 2021 conference on the theme of “Peacemaking and the Liberal Arts”. Your essay can also be drawn form other conferences or papers, but are to be distinct from prior publications.
  5. Include proposed questions for discussion.
  6. Essays are to be submitted in Chicago/Turabian style and Word compatible.

The final essay will be between 4,000 and 8,000 words, including footnotes and bibliography. If you have questions, please contact editor Lonnie Valentine.

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