Deadline for abstracts extended to Aug. 31
Sixteenth Annual Conference
October 23 & 24, 2009
Race, Religion, and Social Transformation
Fayetteville State University and Fayetteville Technical Community College
Fayetteville, North Carolina
The Sixteenth Annual Philosophy Born of Struggle Conference will address a variety of approaches to religion in contemporary society and particularly the interconnections between race, religious practices, and political action. Conference presentations could focus on such diverse topics as race and social transformation in a global village; race and religious constructions; civil religions in various cultures; personal guidance systems; race, women, and religion; and social and cultural transformations in a world of migration, syncretism, and global change.
Proposals of 150 to 200 words for papers or panels are welcome on these or related topics. Please send proposals by e-mail in Word or RTF format by August 31, 2009, to Mrs. Kimberlee Hyman (firstname.lastname@example.org). Proposals should include presenter’s name, paper title, affiliation, and an abstract. Presentation time for papers should not exceed twenty minutes in order to leave time for discussion. Graduate and undergraduate presentations are welcome.
There will be a registration fee of $25 for all conference participants except students and emeritus faculty members, who will not have any registration fee. A registration form will be available at the PBS website. Please make checks payable to Fayetteville State University and put PBS on the memo line. Registration by September 4, 2009, is encouraged since that will help defray early conference expenses. On-site registration (by check) will also be accepted.
Since this is the first meeting of this conference to be held in the south, Philosophy Born of Struggle is pleased to extend a special invitation to colleagues in Philosophy/Religion in the Carolinas and the surrounding region.
A block of fifteen rooms has been reserved with Comfort Inn on Skibo Rd. for the conference rate of $72.04 per night including tax and a continental breakfast. In order to receive the conference rate, however, you must make your reservation by September 23, 2009.
To make your reservation, phone the hotel directly at 910-867-1777. In making your reservation, you will need to mention that you will be attending the PBS conference at FSU. The event number is 697. In addition, when you arrive at the hotel, please be prepared to show academic identification.
Other nearby hotels include a Fairfield Inn and a Holiday Inn Express. These hotels and the Comfort Inn are within walking distance of Fayetteville’s Cross Creek Mall.
Blanche Radford Curry
J. Everet Green