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The National Economic Association (NEA) and the American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) announce and invite paper submissions for their fifth annual summer conference June 14-16, 2018. This year’s theme is:  Freedom and Justice: Structural Violence, Power Relations, and Community Resources.  The conference will be hosted and co-sponsored by Salish Kootenai College*, a Tribal College in Pablo, Montana assistance from the Center for Indian Country Development at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. The Freedom and Justice Conference is an interdisciplinary social justice conference that attracts a small group of scholars who are dedicated to discussing pressing economic problems and their solutions for communities of color.

We are especially interested in papers/panels submissions that address the following topics, including those that have an intersectional analysis:

  • Reparations
  • Sustainability
  • (Re)Building Communities
  • Indigeneity, Indigenization, Cultural Knowledge and Practices
  • Community Organizing and Sustainability
  • Precarious Employment and Communities of Color
  • Cooperative Economics
  • Health Disparities
  • Casino Economies
  • Economics of Policing Communities of Color
  • Race and Access to Public and Publicly-Provided Goods (higher education, clean water, safe streets, transportation, health care, housing policy, etc.)
  • Tribal Communities, Infrastructure, and Resource Extraction

We invite scholars to explore these and other questions at our interdisciplinary summer conference. Presenters are expected to contribute to conference discussions for the full two days.

Abstracts of approximately 200 words with title of presentation should be sent as Word attachments to Conference presentations must be no longer than 15 minutes.  The abstract submission deadline is February 28, 2018. Abstracts must include presenter’s name, title, affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number(s), and any audio/visual requests.  We invite submissions for individual papers as well as for panels.  Presenters will be notified of status by March 5th.  All presenters and attendees must register for the conference in order to attend.

The Conference registration fee is $125 and is waived for graduate students and participants from the host institution (Salish Kootenai).  The conference registration and hotel information will be on-line and available once submissions have been accepted.

* “Nestled beneath the Mission Mountains in Pablo Montana, Salish Kootenai College is an inspiring location within minutes of fishing, hiking, and boating opportunities. Glacier National Park is a short and beautiful 2 1/2 hour drive north. The National Bison Range is within 30 minutes. And, Flathead Lake (the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi) is less than 10 minutes away.”