Call for Papers: "African Youth in America & Africa: Bridging the Gaps", 05/08

California State University, Sacramento
The college of Health & Human Services
The Center for African Peace & Conflict Resolution
The Pan African Studies Program
The 17th Annual African/Diaspora Conference

African Youth in America & Africa: Bridging the Gaps

To be held at California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, USA May 1 - 3, 2008

This conference examines the state of African youth in the USA and Africa, with a focus on discussing inter- and intracultural and group challenges, including crime and other conflicts. Together, we will examine the prospects for bridging the gaps among African youth, as well as identify best practices and models for youth empowerment, leadership development, crime prevention, networking, and family stability.

We strongly encourage submission of paper proposals that are based on case studies and best practices on domestic and international youth issues: e.g. youth development and leadership, peer relations, U.S.-African youth study abroad exchanges, community outreach, crime prevention and peace building/peacemaking, peace education, African youth parenting; family; art expression, media and value formation, African-African American relations, girl-child education; Child soldiers; youth gangs/cults; etc.

Please include the following in your proposal: name, current position and institutional affiliation, paper title, abstract (75 words maximum), your mailing address, email, phone and fax number.

You will be notified of acceptance by email, plus any publication guidelines. Selected papers will be considered for publication and inclusion in the conference proceedings. We prefer presentations in English; but can accommodate French speakers. The preliminary conference program will be available in February at::

Participants are responsible for the conference registration fee of U.S. $50, plus their travel costs.

Please email/fax/mail your proposal to:
Ernest Uwazie, Director, Center for African Peace & Conflict Resolution California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6085, USA.
TELEPHONE (916) 278 -6282; FAX (916) 278 -3429; EMAIL

Deadline for submission of proposals is NOVEMBER 29, 2007.

Page Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar, Ph.D.

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