DEADLINE TO APPLY: JULY 1, 2018
Call for Submissions
The effects of human-caused environmental devastation have become impossible to ignore. The land we live on, the water we drink, and the air we breathe are under threat by relentless fossil fuel extraction and the toxic byproducts of profit driven mass production. The suffocation of our natural world is paralleled in society at large. Persistent poverty, racism and sexism are exacerbated by countless mass shootings, police violence, escalating wars, and the violence of an emboldened far right.
On all of these fronts we are fighting for the air we breathe.
While conventional politics often expect market forces or new technologies to solve the world’s problems, we know the real solutions will come from the collective action of everyday people, through the very struggles chronicled by historian Howard Zinn under the banner of “a People’s History.” Indeed, in the last year mass collective action has been the only effective means to fight back against the assaults symbolized by the Trump presidency.
As we prepare for the 2018 Howard Zinn Book Fair we welcome any proposals for sessions on topics reflecting “a People’s History,” past and present. However, this year we would also like to shine a special light on struggles for environmental justice. We will give preference to submissions on climate change, front lines struggles against extraction, environmental racism, permaculture, and related topics.
Expand the Discussion
The Howard Zinn Book Fair is a unique chance to bring a diverse set of voices together in constructive dialogue. Along these lines we encourage presenters to invite other authors or activists to join their sessions in order to broaden discussions and foster constructive debate.
New Session Format!
Please note that there will be a new session format this year: all sessions will be a full 90 minutes to allow more time for deeper discussion and audience participation.