ENGAGE, EDUCATE and EMPOWER
The sponsors of the 12th Annual National Civil Rights Conference and the 2nd Preconference (hereafter Conference) cordially invite you to Engage, Educate and Empower during the 2023 Conference in Tallahassee, Florida. The Conference will feature engaging workshops, artistic productions, panel discussions, innovative keynote speakers and opportunities for youth to showcase their skills and competencies during contests. Additional Conference-related materials and information (i.e., preconference, conference and hotel) will be posted on the following web site https://civilrightsconference.com/.
Early Bird Registration Closes on April 30, 2023
Please click on this link (http://youtu.be/t0krqOyPwFk) for an illustration of activities engaged in by youth during a previous conference.
Kindest regards,Keith D. Parker, PhDFounder + CEO | National Education and Empowerment Coalition, Inc.http://www.neec-inc.orgChair, 2023 National Civil Rights ConferenceProfessor of Sociology and Criminal Justice706-614-8593 (C)Tallahassee, FL 32311-3685
Meet Ellen Reddy, Executive Director for Nollie Jenkins Family for twenty-five plus years. She is responsible for conducting the day-to-day activities, including financial, administrative, and programmatic work of a community-based organization that develops grassroots leaders, community organizers, parents, students, and other members of the African American community in Holmes County. Hear more from Ellen on our latest episode of MS Speaks: The Legacy of the Lash. http://onevoicems.org/mississippi-speaks/
Meet Kameisha Smith, from Lexington, MS, the Youth Program Coordinator for Nollie Jenkins Family Center. She is known for her vision, passion, and dedication to improving the lives of youth in her community. Hear more from Kameisha on our latest episode of MS Speaks: The Legacy of the Lash. http://onevoicems.org/mississippi-speaks/
Meet Breon Wells, a policy advisor, social impact strategist, communications expert, racial equity consultant, thought leader, public speaker, Faith leader, and author. Breon is featured on our latest episode of MS Speaks: The Legacy of the Lash. http://onevoicems.org/mississippi-speaks/
Meet Christopher Scott, a Senior Program Manager for Open Society U.S.’s Innovation team focusing on democratizing education and dismantling inequities, reparative justice, and innovative practices and policies to advance alternative paradigms to punitive practices and policies and democratizing public spaces and resources. Chris is featured on our latest episode of MS Speaks: The Legacy of the Lash. http://onevoicems.org/mississippi-speaks/
Meet Morgan Craven, J.D., IDRA’s National Director of Policy, Advocacy, and Community Engagement. She supports the integration and coordination of national and state policy reform efforts impacting school finance, school discipline and safety, education for emergent bilingual students, preparation and access to higher education, and community-led, culturally-sustaining schools. Hear more from Morgan on our latest episode of MS Speaks: The Legacy of the Lash. http://onevoicems.org/mississippi-speaks/
Meet James Bernard Pratt, Jr., Ph.D., a passionate advocate for human rights, justice, and violence reduction. James is an Albany, Ga, native, award-winning public speaker, organizer, politician, non-profit board member, and professor. Hear more from Dr. Pratt on our latest episode of MS Speaks: The Legacy of the Lash. http://onevoicems.org/mississippi-speaks/
MS Coalition with other organizations seeks to end corporal punishment in schools.
Interview with: Lacey Alexander - December 2022
Ellen Reddy & Breon Wells
MSCECP BILLBOARD CAMPAIGN LAUNCH
Interview with: Lacey Alexander published 11/14/22
COALITION AIMS TO END CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IN MISSISSIPPI SCHOOLS
Join United Women in Faith members and friends to learn about the vital work of ending corporal punishment in schools.
Earcine Evans - Founder/Farmer
Business #: 662-834-2238
Showcasing Native Africa Black Soap, Heritage Shea Butter and healing balms in partnership with the Africa Shea Tree Parkland produced by Fair Trade Women Farmer Cooperatives.
Living with Dignity.
Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) COVID, TECHNOLOGY and EDUCATION COMMUNITY PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH
(DSC CTED CPAR)
This project engages students and parents in designing an carrying out research on the use of technology during COVID-19 pandemic and its ongoing impacts on public education, school climate, discipline and criminalization.
Parents and Students are asked to participate in completing an online survey. For participating, your name will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card.
Here are the links:
"CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IS VIOLENCE": BLACK COMMUNITIES VOW TO BAN SCHOOL PADDLING
By Laurie Udesky
May 1, 2022
MiindSite News - Shining a Light on Mental Health
Alabama elementary school principal accused of ‘excessive paddling’ of student. Principal on leave in Lawrence County.
Click to review video:
By Caroline Klapp and Andrew McMunn Published: Apr. 12, 2022 at 12:21 PM CDT
THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT THE GEORGE R. BROWN CONVENTION CENTER IN HOUSTON, TX.
NJFC & CJSF WILL FACILITATE A WORKSHOP SESSION: "HEALING & POWER BUILDING TO END CORPORAL PUNISHMENT"
SPEAKERS: ELLEN REDDY, JANICE HARPER, AND CIERRA KALER-JONES
Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.
National Child Abuse Prevention Month, also known as Child Abuse Prevention Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States dedicated to raising awareness and preventing child abuse. April has been designated Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States since 1983.
"WOMEN PROVIDING HEALING, PROMOTING HOPE"
2/2011: Carpentry Class/Course. NJFC partnered with MS Construction Education Foundation (MCEF) offering a 9-week national accredited 300-hours carpentry course training class program to local area youth and young adults 18-24 years.
One of Holmes County Senior Citizen, the Late Mr. George Anderson accepted the role as teacher and provider the training; as an experienced certified carpenter for more than 30 years. His contribution to the success of this training program afforded participants with an opportunity to improve their economic well-being.