Call for Proposals Liberty Con 2018: Embracing Equity in a Global Society

This article first appeared on the Underground Railroad History Project website October, 2017.

Embracing equity in a global society is a struggle and an affirmation. In our increasingly polarized society, the symbol of the 19th century Underground Railroad movement and its abolition activists challenge us to publicly reflect and act upon the legacy of the institution of slavery in contemporary times. Elements in society that oppose equity such as racism and discrimination must be challenged, overcome, and corrected. We invite proposals that address these themes with consideration of recognized freedom struggles both past and present. Proposals that articulate a path forward in embracing equity in a global society are welcomed. Additionally, proposals that address application of the Liberty Con 2018 theme in classrooms settings are encouraged. Read more...