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2020 National Civil Rights Conference at Miami University

June 22, 2020 - June 23, 2020

Miami University

$50 – $150
National Civil Rights Conference
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The 10th Annual National Civil Rights Conference will be at Miami University on June 22-23, 2020.


Miami University is proud to host the 10th National Conference on Civil Rights from June 22-23, 2020. The Cities of Meridian and Philadelphia, Miami University, the National Education and Empowerment, Inc., and the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana are honored to co-sponsor this informative and exciting conference, and they invite your presence and participation in activities focusing on civil rights, social justice, and human dignity.


Tickets range from $50-150 based on the activities included and can be purchased online. Online full conference registration ($125) includes admission to all sessions, entrance to the exhibit hall, and breakfast and lunch on Monday and Tuesday.  
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About the 10th Annual National Civil Rights Conference
The theme of the 10th Annual Conference, which will move from the South to Oxford, Ohio will be “Rise, Advocate, Educate and Cooperate: The Challenge of Change.”   The two and a half-day conference will provide a wide range of topics related to the conference theme. The Conference Committee encourages taking full advantage of the workshops, artistic productions, sessions, tours, vendors and networking opportunities that will be available.


Miami University is excited and honored to welcome the conference to Oxford in 2020. They have had an ongoing presence at the conference for the past several years. In June, Miami faculty, staff and students participated in and presented at the 9th annual conference in Birmingham, Alabama. Three years ago, Miami received two awards from the conference for its ongoing activities that focus on Freedom Summer.


“As educators, we know the civil rights movement has a strong history, yet it continues to inspire ongoing dedication to fulfill the promise of equality,” said Gregory Crawford, president of Miami University. “Inclusion on campus and in society makes us stronger, better and more powerful. Miami’s opportunity to host the National Civil Rights Conference will create more knowledge, more awareness and more time for people from various backgrounds to hear and understand each other. It will be an honor.”


“We work every day to be welcoming,” said Ron Scott, Miami’s vice president for institutional diversity and inclusion. “Bringing the civil rights conference here is an affirmation of our desire to continue to bridge differences, to unite, to include and to learn from each other.”


In addition to registration being open for this event, submissions of papers and presentations for the conference will be open until April 2020. Interested parties can submit proposals and artistic productions by email.

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