The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the 2018 issue of Directions.
Directions, a peer-reviewed publication, provides community-based, action-oriented research, commentary, and perspectives on eliminating racism and discrimination. This journal serves as an important piece of our mission to strengthen Canadian values and to build a united Canadian community. Directions offers a forum for important dialogue and debate on race-related issues and practical recommendations for policy development and change.
For 2018, we have changed the way in which we will share your articles.
Articles will be peer-reviewed as soon as possible. Once approved they will be translated and published immediately on our website.
We will also accept previously published articles.
We will continue to accept original book reviews but will also accept previously published submissions.
At the end of the year (by December 2018), the complete volume (containing all approved submissions) will be published online and in print.
We believe that this new approach will continue the tradition of encouraging research and the sharing of best practices.
The theme for the 2018 issue is Race Relations in the 21st Century: Challenges and Solutions. We welcome submissions that focus on the ways in which communities relate, combine, ally or find themselves in opposition. What are the most effective ways in which we can work together? What are the impediments to respectful and productive relationships? While there is much focus on the value of apology and reconciliation, is there an argument be made (to use the title of David Rieff’s book) in praise of forgetting? Are we, as Canadians, too polite to engage in the hard conversations necessary to take us past interfaith and intercommunal sharing of diet, dress and dance?
We look forward to receiving your experiences, best practices and even glorious failures. We hope you will share what you have learned.