July 16-19, 2020
The 2020 Graphic Medicine conference aims to encourage critical dialogues and interventions in/during troubled times with a specific emphasis on social justice and human rights. This year’s theme seeks connections between health, equity, and justice in an era of rapid ecological and societal upheaval. We invite submissions that address the relationship between health and such upheavals, as revealed through comics in its many forms (e.g. graphic novels, memoir, comic strips, manga, mini comics, web comics). Presentations are invited that explore the following themes (as well as others that are not listed):
- Social determinants of health
- Environmental racism and slow violence
- Institutional racism and other forms of structural violence
- Queer health
- Food insecurity
- Securitization of borders
- indigenous health and healing
- Patriarchal medicine
- Prison justice
- Opioid crisis
- Care work and disability justice
- Migrant and refugee rights
- Market capitalism
- Health care access
Proposals should be submitted by January 31st, 2020 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstracts will be peer-reviewed by an interdisciplinary selection committee. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be completed by the week of March 15.
While we cannot guarantee that presenters will receive their first choice of presentation format, we will attempt to honour preferences, and we will acknowledge the receipt of all proposals.
Please note: Presenters are responsible for costs associated with their session (e.g. handouts and supplies) and personal expenses (travel, hotel, and registration fees). All presenters must register for the conference. Discounted rates and some limited scholarships will be available for students, artists, and others in need.
A PDF of the full CFP, including presentation formats, is attached and you can find more information online at https://www.graphicmedicine.org/cfp-graphic-medicine-in-during-troubled-times-health-social-justice-and-human-rights/. Our exact conference location within Toronto and registration information will be available as soon as possible and posted to GraphicMedicine.org.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact me directly or send a note to email@example.com.