National Civil Rights Conference
4th National Civil Rights Conference
Meridian, Mississippi
June 15 – 18, 2014
 
Conference Theme
Rise, Advocate, Educate and Cooperate:
From Civil Rights to Silver Rights
 
Call for Participation
 
The National Education and Empowerment Coalition, Inc. and the cities of Philadelphia and Meridian (Mississippi) are proud to co-sponsor the Fourth Annual National Civil Rights Conference.  This exciting and informative conference will be held in Meridian, Mississippi 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 will coincide with (1) the Annual Mississippi Civil Rights Memorial Service: an annual event remembering and honoring the three slain civil rights workers (James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner) and other Mississippi civil rights movement participants; (2) memorial activities on the grounds of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church; and (3) memorial activities on the grounds of the 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: From Civil Rights to 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 theme.
 
The deadline for submission of paper, panel and artistic production proposals is May 1, 2014.  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 and education leaders.  Registration information and materials will be posted on the following web site: http://civilrightsconference.com.

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

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Proposed 2014 Conference Framework
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Sunday, June 15

Ecumenical Service
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 

Monday, June 16

8:00am – 4:00pm        Registration………………………………..………………

8:15am – 8:45am       Registration for CEUs, pay CEU fees and sign roster for
                                    morning sessions credit

 9:00am – 9:50am      Opening Keynote……………………………………….…

10:00am – 11:50am   Concurrent Session and Teen Empowerment Workshop

12:00pm – 1:45pm     Recognition Luncheon……………………………..……..

1:45pm – 2:00pm       Registration for CEUs, pay CEU fees and sign roster for
                                    afternoon sessions credit

2:00pm – 5:00pm       Concurrent Sessions and Teen Empowerment Workshop

5:30pm – 7:00pm       Special activities arranged by local planning committee


Tuesday, June 17

8:00am – 10:45am     Registration…… Meridian City Hall …..………………

8:15am – 8:50am       Registration for CEUs, pay CEU fees and sign roster for
                                    morning and afternoon sessions credit
 

9:00am – 9:10am       Morning Keynote……………………………..………..

9:15am – 10:45am     "Daughters of Destiny: Living with and Learning From              
                                   
History" Panel Discussion

Teen Empowerment Workshop

11:00 am – until      Journey to Selected Civil Rights Sites*       (Box lunch)

In partnership with Sojourn to the Past conferees will have the opportunity to participate in a never-to-be-forgotten, six-hour journey of study along the path of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi or Alabama. The moving classroom experience will bring history to life as conferees visit the sites of the Civil Rights Movement, interact with leaders who devoted their lives to the struggle for social justice, and actually feel the lessons in a visceral way that cannot be captured in any textbook.  The 2014 proposed Journey is to Montgomery, Alabama: The Rosa Parks Museum and possibly the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

*The first 50 conference registrants will receive a complimentary coupon allowing them to travel to Montgomery and enter selected Civil Rights Sites/Landmarks courtesy of the National Education and Empowerment Coalition, Inc.


Wednesday, June 18

8:00am – 10:00am      Registration…………………………………………………

8:15am – 8:45am       Registration for CEUs, pay CEU fees and sign roster for
                                    morning sessions credit

9:00am – 9:50am       Morning Keynote……………………………..………….…

10:00am – 11:50am    Concurrent Sessions and Teen Empowerment Workshop

12:00 noon                 Closing Remarks and Adjournment

 
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