Birmingham, Alabama / June 17 – 18, 2019

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

2019 National Civil Rights Conference

The National Education and Empowerment Coalition, Inc. and the Cities of Philadelphia and Meridian (Mississippi) are proud to co-sponsor the Ninth Annual National Civil Rights Conference.  

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, June 14 - 16,  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. 

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.

Call for Papers

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

Although the program 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’s theme.

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

Proposals and artistic productions should be submitted to: kdparker@civilrightsconference.com.

Participants of the 8th National Civil Rights Conference visiting the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on June 19, 2018

Pictured are: Shamiah Kidd, Annette Monk, Keith Parker, Wilma Clopton, Kameisha Smith, Jacqueline Johnson, Lattie Staten, Janet Harper, Emery

Parker, Helen Travis, Ron Scott, Deborah Scott, Debra Simmon, Kristasia Coats, Miraha Williams , Janayia Robinson, Shakerria Horton, Artassia Moore, Shermya Woodley, Yasmine Gibson, Kaniya Smith, Rodreckeanne Barnes, Curshevia Robinson, Jacoby Blue, Kirsten Jefferson, Ellen Reddy, and Janice Harper (Photo: Alice Thomas-Tisdale).