CFP: Activating Human Rights: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status

Activating Human Rights: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status 
Australian Ally Network Conference
Curtin University
27-28 September 2018
Call for Papers deadline – 13 May 2018
Confirmed Speakers to date:
The Honorary Michael Kirby AC CMG
Morgan Carpenter, Intersex activist and researcher, PhD Candidate, University of Sydney
Ro Allen, Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality, Victoria
Nick Lawrence, Chairperson, TransFolk of WA
Ms Terri Butler MP 
Dr Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli, Deakin University
Professor Baden Offord, Director, Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University
Jax Jacki Brown, Disability & LGBTI/Queer rights activist
Associate Professor Sam Winter, School of Public Health, Curtin University
Associate Professor Wendy Cumming-Potvin, School of Education, Murdoch University
Braden Hill, Manager, Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre, Murdoch University
Misty Farquhar, RTRFM presenter on All Things Queer, PhD candidate, Curtin University
Michael Kirby, who will be one of the keynote speakers, says “LGBTIQ people continue to live with social exclusion and homophobia in the broader society, in their studies and in the workplace. It is through education and networks, such as the Ally Networks that these attitudes and experiences are changed. Australia’s universities have a significant role to play in educating their students about the importance of diversity and inclusion. Universities also have a leading role as major employers’ in ensuring they promote best practice and equity in the workplace. By creating a respectful and supportive culture the universities’ Ally networks contribute substantially to that environment and change.”
Call for Papers and Panels
We welcome papers/presentations from all interested persons including academics, professional staff, activists, students, industry, and others. This can include updates on projects, policies and practices; theoretical and/or applied research; creative and/or artistic explorations, creative artefacts, interactive Q&A, workshops, or short screenings with discussion that can be situated thematically within the list of suggested topics (see website).
Individual Papers
Individual paper presentations are 20 mins long. Please submit an abstract including Title, Name, Organisation, Email, Abstract (250 words), Bio (100 words).
Collaborative Panels
Panel proposals are also welcome. Panels need to include 3-4 papers. In addition to submitting a 250 word abstract for each presenter, please submit an abstract (100 words) and a title (15 words max.) for the panel as a whole. Please indicate lead panel contact person.
Submission must be sent via email to: AllyConference2018@curtin.edu.au
Please include a short bio or bios (if panel) note at the end of your abstract or panel.
Conference Secretariat: AllyConference2018@curtin.edu.au
See website for details on Call for Papers, Registration and Venue:


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