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Call for Poster Session Proposals

Poster Session - Thurs, April 27, 2023, 5:30-6:30pm

Proposals Due - Fri, March 24, 2023 via the application form 


"But amidst the whipping winds and surging water, the oak tree held its ground. How? Instead of digging its roots deep and solitary into the earth, the oak tree grows its roots wide and interlocks with other oak trees in the surrounding area. And you can’t bring down a hundred oak trees bound beneath the soil! How do we survive the unnatural disasters of climate change, environmental injustice, over-policing, mass-imprisonment, militarization, economic inequality, corporate globalization, and displacement? We must connect in the underground, my people! In this way, we shall survive."

- adrienne maree brown

Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds


We are accepting proposals to present posters at the Climate & Environmental Justice Conference: Faith-based, Community-Based & Academic Collaboration for Action at Santa Clara University on April 27-29, 2023. The Poster Session will be Thursday, April 27, 5:30-6:30pm. 

We welcome submissions from faculty, graduate and undergraduate students from all disciplines, as well as faith-based, community-engaged, and grassroots organizations that address any aspect of climate and/or environmental justice, and their intersections. 

Proposals should address at least one of the following dimensions of climate or environmental justice:
  1. Distributive Justice - Reducing environmental burdens on environmental justice communities and on the earth, while increasing environmental benefits and capabilities;
  2. Procedural Justice - Participation and influence in environmental decision making by historically excluded groups, particularly in frontline communities; protection of individual and group rights through law, regulation, enforcement, and informed consent;
  3. Recognition Justice - Respect for environmental justice communities' diverse environmental cultures and knowledges; and for the interests of future generations and non-human nature; 
  4. Transformative Justice - Restoration of nature and reparation of damages to environmental justice communities from colonialism, racism, economic exploitation, and other systems of oppression; systemic and structural transitions to create just power relations, regenerative economies, and reciprocal relations with nature.

We encourage submissions of research and creative projects featuring a range of research designs and paradigms. We especially welcome work developed in collaboration between community partners and academics for their mutual benefit. We also welcome submissions from community-based organizations that do not involve academic partnerships. These projects might feature programmatic efforts, program evaluation, curricula, or initiatives that advance change via partnerships, actions or efforts specific to their organization, institution, and/or connections with other community partners/collaborators. 

Community-engaged research and creative projects are especially welcome. This includes projects that employ participatory action research, law and/or policy advocacy, civic or community science, publicly engaged arts and culture, and other kinds of methods where scholars and students, and/or community partners collaborate with faith-based community organizations, community-centered collectives, grassroots organizations, social movements, policy advocates, government agencies, cultural and civic organizations, schools or health care providers, and the like


Due Date: Proposals will be accepted through Friday, March 24, 2023 at 11:59pm Pacific Time. Submissions must be made via the Poster Session Application Form.

Previously presented work is acceptable: Projects and papers that have been presented or published previously or are under review may be presented at the conference.

Questions: Email inquiries to Jesica S. Fernández at

Selection and Notification of Acceptance: Submissions will be selected on the basis of relevance to the conference themes. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their submission via e-mail by April 7, 2023.



Size: Posters may be up to 36” x 48” in size. Example poster templates can be found here.  

Poster Session Presentation: Joint presentations by faculty and students, as well as by academic and community partners, are welcome and encouraged. At least one author must be physically present to display and discuss the poster at the conference on the date of the poster session: Thursday, April 27, 2023, 5:30-6:30pm at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA.