Annual National Civil Rights Conference

This event qualifies for 10 CEUs

The National Education and Empowerment Coalition, Inc., Miami University and the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana are proud to co-sponsor the Tenth Annual National Civil Rights Conference.  This exciting and informative conference will be held in Oxford, Ohio 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 James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman, 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: The Challenge of Change.  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, poster and artistic production proposals is April 1, 2021.  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:


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.  Registration information and materials will be posted on the following web site:

Contact the planning committee chair ( or visit the conference web site for additional conference information.

Relevant Government Agencies

Dept of Education, Dept of Justice, City Government, Office of Personnel Management, EEOC

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