BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – Southern University Law Center (SULC) will host the 11th Annual National Civil Rights conference on June 20- 21.

The city of Baton Rouge has been selected as the site for the 11th Annual National Civil Rights Conference because Baton Rouge and the Southern University Law Center and System are the ideal place to have an explosive conference engaging civil rights leaders and learners along with HBCU leaders, alums, and students.

The theme for the 2022 conference is Rise, Advocate, Educate, and Cooperate: Fusing Power and People.

“Baton Rouge is honored to host the 11th Annual National Civil Rights Conference. We know the residents of our parish are our greatest asset, and when we foster education and cooperation, we empower our residents to achieve new heights,” said Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome. “Civil rights, equity, and justice remain at the forefront of my vision for our City and Parish, and I look forward to advancing this work throughout this conference.”

The National Civil Rights Conference is soliciting papers, panel sessions and workshops for the June conference. 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, Rise, Advocate, Educate and CooperateFusing Power and Power.

The deadline for submission of paper, panel, poster and artistic production proposals is April 1, 2022. 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 to:

Conference attendees and program participants are required to register for the conference. Registration includes admission to all sessions, exhibit halls, and daily keynotes.

For more information on registration and materials, click here.