Call for proposals for "Make Love Not War" LGBTI gathering Feb. 12-13, 2010

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Camaron Miyamoto, (808) 956-9250
Coordinator, LGBT Student Services/Student Affairs
Andrew Reilly, 808-956-5061
Asst Professor, Apparel Product Design and Merchandising
Posted: Dec 15, 2009

The UH President’s Commission on the Status of LGBTI Equality is now accepting proposals for “Make Love Not War: The Fourth Annual System-wide Gathering,” to be held February 12-13, 2010 at UH Mānoa. The conference will feature LGBTI topics in an academic setting for students, faculty, and the community at the University of Hawai`i.
Abstracts of completed or proposed research on LGBTI topics or presentations that fit with the theme are being sought. For example:
  • Domestic violence among same-sex partners
  • Colonization and the governing of Hawaiian sexuality
  • “Don’t ask don’t tell” and government values
  • Teaching tolerance and acceptance in early education
  • Proposition 8 and exclusion of LGBTI rights
  • Bi-phobia in the LGBTI community
Formats may include:
  • Academic Research (abstracts for scholarly papers should include the research objectives, proposed methodology, and a discussion of expected outcomes)
  • Student Papers
  • Case Studies
  • Work-in-Progress Reports or Proposals for Future Research
  • Reports on Issues Related to Teaching
  • Poster Sessions
  • Panel Sessions
  • Creative and performing arts presentations (includes visual, dance, drama, theatre, fashion, poetry, creative fiction, personal essay, and performance art relating to LGBTI topics)
Please email the following information by January 15, 2010 using Word, RDF, or PDF to the session chairs listed below:
  • Your Name
  • Campus and Department Affiliation
  • Contact information
  • Outline or abstract
  • Technical Needs (e.g., multimedia, performance space)
Session Chairs:
Dr. Jeanne Marie Iorio                                   
UH West Oʻahu                                                
Early Childhood Education                                                         
Dr. Andy Reilly
UH Mānoa
Apparel Product Design and Merchandising