the Triennial Conference of the International Communal Studies Association
Conference Dates: July 18-21, 2019
Conference Location: Camphill Communities near Hudson, NY, USA
Welcome to the International Communal Studies Association’s thirteenth triennial conference! We are very excited about the program we have developed and hope you will enjoy our sessions, tours, performances, and workshops! This conference will explore strategies that intentional communities use to promote the inclusion and empowerment of persons of diverse abilities, cultures, races, economic backgrounds, religions, ages, genders, and sexualities. We will ask: What can the field of communal studies learn from the unique experiences of communities that focus on the experiences of particular groups that have historically been marginalized? How have communities succeeded or failed in their efforts to increase diversity or strengthen inclusion? What is the relationship between the mere presence of previously excluded persons in a community, and the full inclusion and empowerment of those persons?