February 27, 2013 – IUPUI Campus Center
Students, faculty and staff, and members of the Indianapolis community are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentations at the 24th Annual Joseph Taylor Symposium, February 27, 2013. The symposium honors Dr. Joseph T. Taylor, Professor of Sociology from 1965 to 1983 and the first Dean of the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, for his many contributions to the university and the community.
Increasingly, we are witnessing a shift from our sense of community responsibility to a form of “hyper-individualism,” where individuals place self-interest first, above those of the community as a whole. The alternative, working together for a common good, facing problems as a community, and through mutual support and respect forging more lasting solutions, ensures that none of us must bear societal burdens alone. The first panel will explore the challenge of fostering tolerance and respect among young people, focusing on the problem of bullying. The second panel will examine ways in which we might reinforce a sense of community in our cities; our luncheon speaker will reflect on these themes from her standpoint as an activist in both the civil rights and gay liberation movements.
· Projects or tools developed for Indianapolis partners, clients, or organizations
· Questions about addressing bullying and intolerance among our youth
· Suggestions for fostering a sense of community in our city – or in others
To submit a poster presentation proposal, please fill out the attached form and return it by February 1, 2013. Additional details about expectations for accepted proposals are also included in the form. Return forms by email to Victoria Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Department of Philosophy. More information about the symposium is available from theTaylor Symposium website.