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Salvation for a race, nation or class must come from within. Freedom is never granted; it is won. Justice is never given; it is exacted. Freedom and justice must be struggled for by the oppressed of all lands and races, and the struggle must be continuous, for freedom is never a final act, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political, and religious relationships. - A. Philip Randolph
The Association for Economic Research of Indigenous Peoples (AERIP), the American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE), and the National Economic Association (NEA) invite paper submissions for the 7th annual Freedom and Justice summer conference August 10-12, 2023 in Lawrence, Kansas. This year’s conference theme is Freedom and Justice: By/For/With Our Communities. The conference is co-sponsored by the Haskell Indian Nations University with generous support from the National Congress of American Indians, the University of Missouri-Kansas City Department of Economics, and the Institute on Race, Power and Political Economy at the New School.
The Freedom and Justice Conference is an interdisciplinary social justice conference that attracts a small group of scholars and activists dedicated to discussing pressing economic problems and their solutions for communities of color. We are especially interested in abstract submissions that address the following topics, including those that have an intersectional analysis:
● 60 Years Since the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
● Access to Credit
● Community Organizing, Environmental Justice, and Sustainability
● Cooperative Economics
● Institutions and Path Dependence
● Economics of Policing Communities of Color
● Health Disparities
● Indigeneity, Indigenization, Cultural Knowledge and Practices
● Land Back
● Precarious Employment and Communities of Color
● Puerto Rico & Boricuas
● Race and Access to Public and Publicly-Provided Goods
● Racial Wealth Inequality
● (Re)Building Communities
● Reparations
● Resource Extraction
● Sovereignty
● The Status of Black, Indigenous, and Latinx Economists

Submissions should be made by April 1 . Decisions will be made by April 15. Presenters are expected to contribute to conference discussions for the full 2 days of sessions. All presenters and attendees must register for the conference. Registration fee is $125 or $25 for graduate students and participants from the host institution. Need-based registration fee adjustment can be requested. The conference registration and hotel information will be on-line and available once submissions have been accepted.

Please upload and submit abstracts of no more than 250 words as a Word document at:https://nea.submittable.com/submit/253601/submit-an-abstract-to-the-aerip-ashe-nea-freedom-justice-summer-conference or the form below.  The abstract should include the presenter(s) name, title, affiliation along with a title of the presentation and brief description. We invite submissions for individual papers as well as for panels/roundtables.



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