Call for Papers: Duke Center’s Symposium on Civil Rights Movements [Nov 20-21; Durham, North Carolina]; Submit by June 15

The Duke Center on Law, Race and Politics will organise a conference on Civil Rights – The Present and Future of Civil Rights Movements: Race and Reform in 21st Century America on Nov. 20-Nov. 21, 2015.


“The Present and Future of Civil Rights Movements: Race and Reform in 21st Century America” presents an opportunity for scholars, teachers, practitioners, and activists to engage with each other as they discuss their unique perspectives on inequalities throughout different facets of modern America.

 In exploring today’s civil rights struggles, including the disproportionate imprisonment of populations of color, decreased access to housing, and persistent roadblocks to basic civic freedoms such as voting, this conference will provide an opportunity for those who recognize the persistent impact of systematic racism to reflect on the past and present in order to better inform the future.

Sub Themes

a. Race and Criminal Justice

b. Community Policing

c. Affirmative Action

d. Race and Healthcare

e. Undocumented students and immigration reform

f. School disciplinary policies and the school-to-prison pipeline

g. Minority communities, wealth, and access to credit

h. Reproductive rights

i. Passing and assimilation

j. Discourses about post-racialism

k. Multiracial identity

l. Race and the Workplace

m. Race and the Family

n. International conceptions of equality law

Call for Papers

Each proposal must include a cover page with paper title, presenter, affiliation, and a current email contact, along with a C.V. of each presenter and an abstract of no more than 250 words. Please submit materials via email to with the subject line: CRS Symposium Proposal.

The deadline for submission is June 15, 2015. Scholars whose submissions are selected for the symposium will be notified no later than July 15, 2015. We encourage early submissions, as selections will be made on a rolling basis.

The Call for Papers is HERE.

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