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By Karen Nikos-Rose on May 8, 2019

Call for Participation Open Now

This year Imagining America celebrates 20 years of supporting publicly engaged artists, designers, scholars, and organizers who imagine, study, and enact a more just and liberatory America and world. They are seeking submissions of proposals for roundtable discussions, performances, exhibitions, workshops, media sessions and other formats. The conference will be in Albuquerque from Friday, Oct. 18 to Sunday, Oct. 20. More information here. Imagining America is based at UC Davis.

Inspired by the cultural landscape of New Mexico and the upcoming 2020 U.S. presidential elections, IA’s 20th Anniversary National Gathering in October will consider how “we define, design, and foster belonging in our home communities and as a nation state. With belonging, indigeneity, and migration serving as framing concepts, IA invites proposals that advance public scholarship, dialogue, collaboration, research, programs, and advocacy on realizing an America that, as in Langston Hughes’ mighty dream, is the land it must be – a place of opportunity and equality for all. The gathering will explore such questions as:

● _How do our diverse relationships to land, displacement, and migration inform and interact with the ways we envision place and belonging – culturally, socially, politically, economically, spiritually, ecologically, and agriculturally?

● _How may Indigenous, traditional, cross-border, and community-based ways of knowing be used to shift how belonging is defined and designed, and who participates in this process?

Other session formats in mind? Discuss your ideas by emailing gathering@imaginingamerica.org or call (530) 297-4640.