We are very excited to share that our proposal to present at the "Constructing Social Futures - Sustainability, Responsibility and Power" conference at the University of Turku in June 2019 has been approved! Our paper will be presented by myself, Amy Hosotsuji and my friend and peer Samhita Misra. I feel that our topic touches on themes that may not have been extensively researched previously. We are merging our backgrounds in critical theory, social justice, community or collective democratic processes and trauma-informed healing and organizing.
The conference invites an inquiry that really excites me because I think futures thinking is profoundly influential in our we shape our societies, communities and lives. This is their 20th futures conference and this year's invitation is as follows: "The forthcoming Futures Conference 2019 will focus on the concept of agency in action and research for futures. ‘Constructing Futures’ emphasizes opportunities and challenges related to the need for building and critically evaluating capabilities necessary for sustainable futures. The conference invites participants to think of agency in different levels and contexts.