[eDebate] Repeat of Call for CASCAID Peace and Justice Conference 2006

Steven Woods Steven.Woods
Mon Apr 10 12:56:04 CDT 2006

Call for Submissions for the 2006 CASCAID Peace & Justice Conference

May 19-20, 2006; Western Washington University-Bellingham, WA


The CASCAID Peace & Justice Conference is an interdisciplinary
opportunity for academics, community members, and activists to come
together and share ideas.  Peace and justice are complex issues and thus
they demand a diverse, inclusive, and multi-faceted approach if we are
ever to truly work towards their realization.



Who should submit?


We seek original work from all people and perspectives. CASCAID
encourages members from across academic disciplines to participate; we
believe that the best way to understand issues as complex as peace and
justice is by engaging in a diverse array of conversations and


Undergraduates are particularly encouraged to submit.


Members at every level of the academic community are welcome to submit
as well. Faculty members and graduate students are also invited to chair
paper panels; please indicate interest by sending an email to the below


In addition, a special invitation is extended to those from
non-governmental organizations, community groups, and the activist


What to submit:


Completed papers.  Academic papers addressing the concepts of peace and
justice in all of their various aspects are welcome.  These papers may
involve policy analyses, theory, critical perspectives, narrative,
historical case study and other forms of inquiry and analysis. Papers
should include a cover page containing an abstract and authorship
information, along with contact phone and e-mail.  Submissions by
undergraduate students should indicate their status on the cover page as


Paper Proposals.  Proposals that are accepted are expected to be
completed papers for presentation at the conference.  If you wish your
paper to be considered for the honorarium please have the final draft
submitted no later than May 15.  Be sure to include contact phone and


Workshop Proposals. Workshops on activism, advocacy training, practical
skills, and other means of working towards peace and justice are
especially welcome at this year's conference.  Proposals should include
a description of the activity or method, the goals of the workshop, and
identify the facilitators.  Include a cover page containing an abstract
and authorship/facilitator information, along with contact phone and


Discussion Panel Proposals.  People with unique life, work, or activist
experience, not wishing to author papers or workshops, are invited to
propose discussion panels relating to method and/or experience.  These
proposals should have a theme or topic identified, along with the
participants and the contributions that each will make. Include a cover
page containing an abstract of the panel along with a list of
participants, please include contact phone and e-mail for the
organizer/chair of the panel.


Special Award Opportunity for Undergraduates:

In order to highlight the outstanding work of undergraduates, the top
paper submitted by an undergraduate student will be recognized at the
conference with the CASCAID Contribution to Advocacy Award and $250


Submissions Process: 


Deadline.  Papers and proposals received by May 1, 2006 will receive
full consideration.  Materials received after that date will be reviewed
and accepted at the discretion of the conference organizers.
Contributors who submit by May 1 will receive notice shortly thereafter
on the status of their submission.


Procedure.  By E-mail:  Electronic submissions (Microsoft Word) should
be sent to one/all of the following: 


Steven.woods at wwu.edu

Korry.harvey at wwu.edu

Breanna.forni at gmail.com 

Please put "CASCAID CONFERENCE" in message line


By Mail: Papers should be sent to -  



c/o Dr. Steve Woods

Dept. of Communication MS9162

Western Washington University

Bellingham WA 98225-9162


Conference Logistics:


Dates:  May 19 and 20, 2006


Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham WA


Fees: The Registration Fee for the conference is Free.


Web: For updates and more information-www.wwucascaid.org


Lodging: No official conference hotel is selected.  Commuters are
welcomed and encouraged.  There are a variety of reasonable and
moderately priced hotels in the Bellingham area.  For assistance it may
be helpful to consult
http://travel.yahoo.com/p-hotel-480152-bellingham_hotels-i.  We may be
able to provide a limited number of spaces for people to stay as house
guests if lodging is all that prevents you from attending.


Transport:  Bellingham does have an airport, but generally the best
fares are to Seattle's SeaTac airport.  Bellingham is about 100 miles
north of Seattle on I-5.  There is a shuttle bus that runs between
Bellingham and SeaTac (www.airporter.com).  Bellingham is also only an
hour away from Vancouver, BC.


Amenities:  Beverages and snacks will provided throughout the day on May
20. Bellingham has great restaurants and nightlife.  Mt. Baker ski area
will likely still be open in May and is an hour away from Bellingham.
The WWU campus overlooks Bellingham bay, and has an outstanding outdoor
art collection.  The facilities for the conference will be in the newly
opened Communication building on campus.  Mediated presentation spaces
will be available if required.  Weather in Bellingham for that time of
year is mild, though possibly wet.  Conference participants should feel
free to dress casually.



Select completed papers and workshop materials received for the
Conference will published in a Proceedings document made available




CASCAID is a community service project of the Western Debate Union.


Mission Statement: CASCAID will assist persons from the community in
developing advocacy skills by providing training and feedback, research
assistance, and strategy consultation.  CASCAID will prioritize issues
of environmental sustainability, quality and health, and issues of
social justice and resource equity. CASCAID's goal is to increase
citizen participation and voice in governance and the policy making


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