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Public meeting launching Relational Poverty Network: October 10th, 2014, in Seattle, WA

Call for participation: Based on wonderful input (thank you, students!), we are re-imagining participation at our public meeting, October 9-11, 2014 in Seattle, WA. We invite your creative contributions: Themes for open-ended discussions, 5-min lightning presentations, and 15-min papers. We welcome proposals from students, faculty, activists, policy practitioners, or interested community members.

Please register and submit your ideas/abstracts/topics on our Registration Page. The deadline for submission and registration is June 1st.

Registration is FREE and open to the public. Anyone can attend the Meeting, but we encourage you to review the Call for Participation and consider sharing your work and perspectives with the broader meeting audience.

Thematic discussions will create open spaces for conversation, story telling and listening. Themes might range from housing and homelessness to interpreting poverty policy to techniques and stories from organizing anti-poverty actions. Please suggest a topic you would like to discuss and/or volunteer to facilitate a session.

Lightning talks could be about a campaign, collaboration and/or research project. These sessions are ideal for sharing the scope, goals, outcomes and lessons from your project. These sessions will allow more people to engage a wider range of poverty work. To present a lightning-talk, please register and share your project, some keywords, and a brief description.

Papers will discuss case studies, methodologies and theoretical engagements with relational poverty research. Possible topics might include, but are not limited to:

–       social alliances in the face of vulnerability
–       new epistemologies of poverty knowledge
–       new actions in poverty research and policy
–       the political economic production of poverty
–       alternative poverty discourses
–       the construction of ‘poor others’ and ‘poor places’
–       ‘non-expert’ ways of knowing poverty
–       Global South perspectives on poverty research
–       methodologies of relational poverty studies

For the paper sessions, please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words. Participants will be selected by the organizing committee and will be notified by July 1st.

For more information about the public meeting, please visit our the Meeting page.