The National Education and Empowerment Coalition, Inc. and the Cities of Philadelphia and Meridian (Mississippi) are proud to co-sponsor the Eighth 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.

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

Conference Theme:
Rise, Advocate, Educate, and Cooperate: Making A Way Out of No Way

Meridian/Philadelphia, Mississippi
June 17 – 20, 2018

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:  Making A Way Out of No Way. 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, 2018. 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 should be submitted