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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
Featured Speakers Ryan Anderson, Barbara Boissevain, Pete Brook, Donna Brown, Edgard Buenas, Tamara Cedré, Amanda Dahlgren, Pablo Delano, Martha Díaz Adam, Tracy Fish, Katie Fitzgerald, Lindsay Godin, Charlotta Maria Hauksdottir, Victoria Mara Heilweil, Ron Herman, Dan Herrera, Scott Hinton, Sant Khalsa, Isabella La Rocca González, Ken Marchionno, Shanna Merola, Clifford Pun, Alana Rios, Rebecca Romani, Corey Scales, Leah Schretenthaler, Fazilat Soukhakian, Chris Velasco, Isaac Wingfield
Honored Educator Meggan Gould, Lewis Watts

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.

Registration fees, paid directly to SPE:

  • Regular, Senior, or Sustaining member: $90
  • Contingent Faculty/Part-Time or Bridge member: $55
  • Student member: $25
  • Non-member: $215
  • Student non-member: $80

Conference Co-Chairs: Renee Billingslea and Amanda Dahlgren

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

For questions or comments about the conference, please email:

Cancellation Policy:

Conference registration is non-transferable and requests for a full refund must be received in writing to by October 16, 2019. After October 16, 2019, cancellations are subject to a $25 processing fee. The cancellation policy applies to all circumstances (including severe weather, natural disaster, flight cancellations, etc.).

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