Call for Participation

The Cities of Philadelphia and Meridian (Mississippi) and the National Education and Empowerment Coalition, Inc. are proud to 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 will coincide with [1] Juneteenth activities in Meridian, MS, [2] the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church's Annual Memorial Services remembering and honoring James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and other civil rights movement participants; and [3)] memorial activities on the grounds of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and  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: Political Participation and Silver Rights.  Although the program committee welcomes papers, panels, workshop and artistic productions on any aspect of human rights, social justice 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 April 1, 2019.  Proposals should be submitted electronically and must include: the 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 

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 website:

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

Annual National Civil Rights Conference

Ninth National Civil Rights Conference
Birmingham, Alabama
   June 17 – 18, 2019
Conference Theme:
Rise, Advocate, Educate, and Cooperate: Political Participation and Silver Rights