Call for Proposals
Kentucky Bonner Forum
Nov. 4th-6th, 2011
Proposals due by: October 5, 2011
Notifications of acceptance by: October 12, 2011
The Kentucky Bonner Forum is a weekend-long networking and educational opportunity for students from the six Kentucky colleges with a Bonner Program (Berea College, Centre College, Lindsey Wilson College, Transylvania University, Union College, and the University of Louisville), in addition to other regional Bonner Programs, about issues affecting our state and local communities. The first annual Kentucky Bonner Forum will be held on the campus of Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, from Friday, Nov. 4th to Sunday, November 6th, 2011.
The Bonner Program offers financial aid for college students in exchange for 8-10 hours a week of dedicated service to nonprofits in their communities. As part of the program, students receive training in the six common commitments of community building, civic engagement, diversity, international perspectives, spiritual exploration, and social justice.
As part of this forum, we are seeking proposals for workshops, presentations, and discussions on issues of interest to Bonner students. There will be four blocks of 75-minute sessions on Saturday, November 5th.
We are especially interested in receiving proposals on the following topics. Please note that proposals making connections between these issues and the state of Kentucky will be given priority.
Environment (including coal, energy, and mountaintop removal; food security; sustainable agriculture; and water quality);
Economic justice (including poverty, homelessness, and labor rights);
Immigration, race, and multiculturalism;
Health, public health, and health care;
Gender, sexuality, and sex education;
Nonprofit management and community organizing (including training in grant writing, policy research, event planning, needs assessment, and communication skills).
To apply, please fill out and submit the application form, as well as the registration form, by Wednesday, October 5th, 2011. Applicants will receive notice of acceptance by the following Wednesday, October 12th. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.