Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Announcement of Extension

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Dominican Family,

As all of us work to meet the challenges of this dangerous pandemic, and tumultuous moment in history, the Caritas Veritas Symposium Planning Committee feels that now more than ever, the distinction of this community is our grounding in caritas veritas. And so, in faith and hope, we write to confirm our intention to convene the 10th anniversary Caritas Veritas Symposium on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

At the same time, we know that everyone is working very, very hard to complete the core work of the spring semester in a drastically changed environment. And so, we are extending to the end of June the submission period for proposals. And in addition, we invite you to consider not only the original theme and guiding questions but also invite proposals that might reflect upon the experience of our global community in pandemic.

This year, 2020, marks the 10th anniversary celebration of the Caritas Veritas Symposium. At this milestone moment amidst the dizzying urgency of now, we are drawn to the roots
of our shared Dominican mission. In a year of great significance, a year of pandemic, election and census, the twin Dominican callings to seek truth and to create justice demand our attention. The words of Dominican giant Thomas Aquinas resound in our hearts and spirits, “Contemplate and give to others the fruit of your contemplation.” We come together in community, asking one another, in your life, your work, your field, at this historic moment: How do you get at the truth? How do you effect change?

In pursuit of caritas and veritas:

  • For whom and for what are you advocating?
  • Who has accompanied you in your search for truth and justice?
  • What are the tools and strategies you use to effect change?

All members of the Dominican University community are invited to reflect on these questions from the perspective of their lives within their disciplines, professions and social worlds. Proposals for formal papers, ignite-style lightning talks, panel presentations, round-table discussions, workshops, dialogues, and original creative work, particularly in the visual, performing and other arts, are all encouraged. We especially welcome proposals from student presenters. The committee would be happy to work with any member of the community who has an idea for a presentation, but would appreciate help or guidance in refining it into a proposal.

We ask that panels limit themselves to no more than four presenters. Papers with a single author will be presented in a 30-minute format at the symposium, and sessions involving multiple presenters will be allowed 60 minutes. Ignite-style talks will be given 5 minutes and paired with others to complete a full session. All sessions should allow time for conversation with participants. Proposals should be approximately 150 words in length. In addition to your proposal, please include a two-sentence description of your topic for publication in the symposium program, and any needs you may have for the use of technology. In order to design a balanced symposium accommodating as many of the best proposals as possible, the planning committee may ask some individuals to adapt their preferred presentation format to fit the program as a whole. Examples of previous presentations can be found on the symposium archives page.

Please submit proposals by the end of June 2020. Questions may be directed to Claire Noonan, Vice President for Mission and Ministry at cnoonan@dom.edu. More information about the symposium can be found online at Caritas Veritas Symposium.