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CFP: Diversity Challenge at Boston College 2014

Racial or Ethnic Discrimination Across the Lifespan

January 28, 2014 12:18 PM
October 24-25, 2014
Submission deadline: April 19, 2014

The Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture (ISPRC) is pleased to present the 14th annual Diversity Challenge: Racial or Ethnic Discrimination across the Lifespan.  We seek proposals that focus on research, assessment, interventions, and health policies that move beyond merely comparing racial/ethnic groups to more fully considering the complexity of race and culture as effects on mental and physical health. We welcome proposals that address such issues across the lifespan and focus on specific age groups, such as children and adolescents and adults of all ages. Also, we encourage proposals outlining systemic approaches to these concerns, which may include preventive strategies, school interventions, and agency collaborations that focus on racial life experiences, such as racism and discrimination, and/or  cultural attributes, such as resilience and health beliefs.

We envision an interdisciplinary forum in which a variety of perspectives are explored and scientists, practitioners, educators, and social activists can interact with each other in order to address mutual concerns related to this important theme. Proposals are welcome from researchers, practitioners, educators, community organizations, advocacy and activist groups, medical service providers, employee assistance personnel, government agencies, spiritual healers, and providers of community services. Work groups focused on health disparities are also encouraged to submit. Finally, we welcome critical perspectives and creative ideas concerning the role of race and culture in fostering health and mental health in the lives of individuals regardless of their race or cultural origins.

Easy Proposal Submission: Online Proposal Form

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