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Prevention at the Intersections

Theme: The Criminalization of Dissent

In the 2nd issue of CATALYST, we will focus on the theme of social and political dissent in the U.S. With a particular emphasis on the protection of our civil and man rights. We are interested in sharing experiences from front line organizers, artists, and thought leaders about our collective rights to engage in civil disobedience. We accept submissions that focus on human rights and access to civil rights. We want to review submissions that highlight what is being done in the U.S. to dismantle our abilities to provide much-needed dissent in American political decision making.  We know that through policy and covert action by the government and law enforcement, there is a strategic effort to silence our voices and remove our ability to self organize and work towards collective liberation (Crass). We will publish submissions that focus on the themes of this issue with a particular emphasis on issues of political and social dissent in the United States. 

We are open to submissions that focus on strategies to rebuild and defend our constitutional rights to offer dissent to the state. We will review submissions that relate to experiences about the misuse of power by our government and U.S. corporations. We'd like to publish submissions that discuss key tactics being used by the U.S. government and local municipalities to convert the image of dissent into terrorism and to shape protests as criminal behavior.  

"To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men."

― Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence."

― Leonardo da Vinci

Winter 2021

Issue 2 Vol. 1.

Submission Deadline - Friday, December 11, 2020

Acceptance Date - Friday, January 8, 2021

Publication Date - Monday, February 8, 2021

Types of submissions we accept.

  • Academic Articles
  • Commentaries
  • Poetry
  • Short stories (fiction/nonfiction)
  • Case Studies
  • Testimonials (inspired by personal experience)
  • Notes from the life of an organizer
  • Photography (with 50-100 word captions @ minimum) (high-resolution photos)
  • Videos (1-8 minutes) (with 50-100 word captions @ minimum) (.mov files only)
  • Audio files (1-8 minutes)  (with 50-100 word captions @ minimum) (prefer mp4 or mp3 files)

 Text Requirements

  • 11-12 point font (Times, Arial, Helvetica)
  • Double spaced
  • MLA or APA citations
  • Hyperlinks also accepted

 All submissions will only be accepted on submittable. See this link: submittable.com to create an account.
Email preventionagenda [at] protonmail.com with any questions. 72-hour standard wait time for responses.
Crystallee Crain, Ph.D.
Advisory Board
Tammy Murphy, LLM
Heather Mattioli
Angel Brown
Michele Wilson, M.A.

"I love America more than any other country in the world and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually." James Baldwin

"I really think the range of emotions and perceptions I have had access to as a black person and as a female person are greater than those of people who are neither... So it seems to me that my world did not shrink because I was a black female writer. It just got bigger." Toni Morrison

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