(NATIONAL) 9th National Civil Rights Conference in Birmingham, Alabama

When: Mon, Jun 17 2019 12:00am - Tue, Jun 18 2019 12:00am 

Where: Birmingham, AL, TBA

9th National Civil Rights Conference

Birmingham, Alabama

June 17–18, 2019

Conference Theme:

Rise, Advocate, Educate and Cooperate: Political Participation and Silver Rights

Call for Participation

The National Education and Empowerment Coalition, Inc. and the Cities of Philadelphia and Meridian (Mississippi) are proud to sponsor the Ninth Annual National Civil Rights Conference – June 17-18. This exciting and informative conference will be held in Birmingham, Alabama and promises to generate considerable intellectual dialogue and debate, as well as create opportunities to strengthen existing networks and forge new ones.

The National Civil Rights Conference’s Pre-Conference activities will coincide with (1) Juneteenth activities in Meridian, (2) the Annual Memorial Services on the grounds of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church remembering and honoring James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and other Civil Rights Movement participants; and (3) educational and memorial activities on the grounds of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and Mt. Nebo Baptist Church.

The National Civil Rights Conference is soliciting papers, panel sessions and workshops for the June conference. The conference theme is Rise, Advocate, Educate and Cooperate: Political Participation and Silver Rights. While the conference program planning committee welcomes papers, panels and artistic productions on any aspect of human and civil rights, priority will be given to submissions directly related to the conference theme.

The deadline for submission of paper, panel and artistic production proposals is April 1, 2019. Proposals should be submitted electronically and must include: title of paper or panel, author (s) name and affiliation (s), 200 to 250 word abstract of the paper or panel, and contact information. Proposals should be submitted to kdparker@civilrightsconference.com .

Conference attendees and program participants are required to register for the conference. Registration includes admission to all sessions, and exhibit halls and daily keynotes. Service-learning training/registration (10 to 20 instructional hours or 1.0 to 2.0 CEUs) will be offered (at a small fee) to registered participants and specific audiences such as teachers, principals, and education leaders. 

Contact the planning committee chair ( kdparker@civilrightsconference.com ) or visit the conference web site for additional conference information.

Link: Registration information and materials