ANNOUNCING: The Center for Civil Rights in Education at Morgan State University's "Comparability and Competitiveness: Unfinished Business of Civil Rights and Equal Educational Opportunity in the Adams States" national conference, November 12-13, 2
The Center for Civil Rights in Education at Morgan State University, in partnership with The Thurgood Marshall College Fund, invites you to participate in “A National Dialogue on Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the Twenty-First Century—Comparability & Competitiveness: The Unfinished Business of Civil Rights and Equal Educational Opportunity in the Adams States” on November 12-13, 2009.
This national two-day conference will bring together former and current HBCU presidents; college faculty and administrators; civil rights and human rights lawyers and advocates; government officials; business leaders; religious, cultural and social organizations; and students to discuss one of the compelling and critical issues of the 21st century: the unfinished business of comparability, competitiveness, civil rights and equal opportunity for the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
The conference will consist of three sessions.
Session I, “Reflections of an Outgoing President,” will feature an address by Dr. Earl S. Richardson during Morgan State University ’s annual Founders’ Day Convocation on November 12, 2009, at 11 AM.
Luncheon: A Luncheon will be held in the Calvin and Tina Tyler Ballroom of the University Stu-dent Center. The cost for the Luncheon is $30.00 for non-students and $10.00 for students. Con-ference attendees should pre-register for the Luncheon by November 2, 2009.
Session II, held that afternoon, at 2:30 p.m., will be a Presidents’ Roundtable Discussion facilitated by Ms. Lezli Baskerville, President of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education. Panelists will include Dr. Edward Forte, former Chancellor of North Carolina A & T University; Dr. Fred S. Humphries, former president of Florida A&M University; Dr. Mary Sias, President of Kentucky State University; Dr. H. Patrick Swygert, former President of Howard Uni-versity; and Dr. Dorothy Cowser Yancey, interim President of Shaw University.
The Keynote Address will be delivered that evening, at 6:00 p.m., Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, author, minister, radio and television personality and University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. His address will be titled “Hell or High Water for HBCUs.”
Session II, held on Friday, November 13,at 10:00 a.m., will feature a Dialogue of the Bar facilitated by Mr. Pace J. McConkie, Director of the Center for Civil Rights in Education at Morgan State University. Participating in this discussion will be Tricia Jefferson, Senior Counsel, Educational Opportunities Project Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Theodore M. Shaw, Pro-fessor of Professional Practice at Columbia University and former President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.; and Raymond C. Pierce, Dean and Pro-fessor of Law, North Carolina Central University School of Law, and former Deputy Assistant Sec-retary for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education.
All conference events will be held in the Gilliam Concert Hall of the Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center on the campus of Morgan State University, 2201 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21251.
All activities for the Conference are free, except for the Luncheon, and open to anyone who has completed on-line or mail-in registration. Please see the attached form for mail-in registration. Guests are encouraged to register for the Conference and pay for the Luncheon on-line at the following address: www.123signup.com/register?id=jsvyj. Please note that participation in the November 12 Luncheon re-quires the payment of a $30.00 fee for non-students and a $10.00 fee (with identification) for students. Registration for the Luncheon is strongly recommended, since there are few dining facilities near the Mor-gan State University campus. On-site registration for the Luncheon will be limited by space availability.
The host hotel for the Conference is The Sheraton Baltimore North, 903 Delaney Valley Road, Towson, Maryland (suburb of Baltimore, only a few miles from the University), 410-494-0863. The rate is $99.00 per night for single, double, triple, or quadruple occupancy. When making reservations, guests should refer to the group name, “Morgan State University HBCU Conference.”
If you need additional information, you may contact Morgan’s website for the Conference at www.morgan.edu/Documents/news-events/RJ-Pres/RJ-PresidentsConference.pdf. , or call: 443-885-3090.
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