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2020 SPE Annual Conference: Hosted by The University of Houston | Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts | School of Art

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All-Inclusive: Photography for Social Justice

When November 01-03, 2019
Where Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
Keynote Speaker Ken Gonzales-Day

Come learn from and connect with other individuals working with critical issues in social justice.

This conference is co-hosted by the West and Southwest Chapters of SPE and the Department of Art and Art History at Santa Clara University, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, minutes from the San Jose Airport and less than an hour from the old stomping grounds of Group f/64, which includes Carmel, San Francisco, and Oakland.    

We will explore how photography is used to challenge injustice, pursue social equality, and advance human rights through creative skills in order to inspire social movements, to witness, to resist oppression, to pose the difficult questions, and to stimulate debate and awareness about critical social issues.


Proposals are due May 1, 2019.

Registration fees, paid directly to SPE:

  • Regular, Senior, Sustaining member: $75 early, $90 regular
  • Adjunct/part-time: $40 early, $55 regular
  • Student: $20 early, $25 regular
  • Non-member: $190
  • Student non-member: $60

Conference Chair: Renee Billingslea
Conference Co-Chair: Lamia Khorshid

West Chapter Chair: Amanda Dahlgren
Southwest Chapter Chair: Abbey Hepner

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