National Civil Rights Conference
5th National Civil Rights Conference
Meridian, Mississippi
June 21 – 24, 2015
 
Conference Theme
Rise, Advocate, Educate and Cooperate:
Emerging Issues and the Role of Human 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 Fifth 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: Emerging Issues and the Role of Human 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, 2015.  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.
 
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