Racism and Violence
AAG Annual Meeting at Tampa Bay – April 8-12, 2014
CALL FOR PAPERS and SESSIONS
In the wake of the death of Trayvon Martin and acquittal of George Zimmerman, the 2014 AAG meetings in Tampa presents a particularly apposite opportunity to highlight geographical scholarship addressing racism and violence. In addition to special sessions organized by AAG Past-President Audrey Kobayashi and Professor Joe Darden on the US ‘stand your ground’ law, we invite others to develop sessions and submit papers related to this theme. As expressed in Professor Julie Winkler’s September Presidential column, there is a special interest in papers that address the need for more comprehensive civil rights legislation, desegregation of public schools, and greater access to employment for all groups and an increased minimum wage. Contributions of geographical research to understanding and addressing progress in these and related areas are especially welcome.
To participate in the Racism and Violence sessions, please visit http://www.aag.org/annualmeeting/call_for_papers to submit your abstract or session. When you receive confirmation by email of a successful abstract submission, forward this confirmation to RacismTheme@aag.org. If you are pre-organizing a session, forward the session confirmation to RacismTheme@aag.org as well. Thank you!