Pro­pos­als sought for spring Har­riet Tub­man con­fer­ence

Dead­line for pro­pos­als is Feb. 4

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CAM­BRIDGE — Pro­pos­als for work­shops are be­ing ac­cepted from now un­til Mon­day, Feb. 4, for the 10th an­nual Har­riet Tub­man Un­der­ground Rail­road Con­fer­ence to be held May 31 through June 1 in Cam­bridge.

This year’s theme, “It Ran on Faith,” de­scribes Har­riet’s ap­proach to her life, as well as for those who worked in se­cret help­ing oth­ers to free­dom.

This con­fer­ence, spon­sored by the Dorch­ester County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, in­vites his­to­ri­ans, stu­dents, ed­u­ca­tors, re­searchers, ge­neal­o­gists, artists and oth­ers to share and com­pare, in­ter­pret and cel­e­brate this story based on fam­ily, free­dom, com­mu­nity and faith.

Or­ga­niz­ers are seek­ing pro­pos­als re­lated to the re­al­i­ties and com­plex­i­ties of slav­ery, es­capes from en­slave­ment, and those who made es­capes pos­si­ble with an un­der­cur­rent of faith.

Work­shop ses­sions by in­di­vid­u­als or groups should be one hour in length. All pro­gram­ming ben­e­fits from au­di­ence in­ter­ac­tion.

Pro­pos­als should in­clude the ti­tle and type of the pre­sen­ta­tion. Pre­sen­ter in­for­ma­tion needed in­cludes name, or­ga­ni­za­tion, email, phone num­ber and mail­ing ad­dress. A short bio and photo should be in­cluded in the pre­sen­ter’s sub­mis­sion.

The pre­sen­ta­tion must be ex­plained by de­scrib­ing the topic or theme in 300 words or less. The in­tended au­di­ence and tech­nol­ogy re­quire­ments must also be in­cluded.

Email pro­pos­als to tub­man. con­fer­[email protected] For more in­for­ma­tion, call 410-2287953 or email.

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