Gandhi King Conference 2016 - A Living Movement: Shaping a Just Future

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April 8, 2016 to April 9, 2016
Tennessee, United States
Subject Fields: 
Human Rights, Labor History / Studies, Race Studies, Sociology, Urban History / Studies

Plans are underway for the 2016 Gandhi-King Conference.  This year’s conference will be held April 8-9, 2016 at the University of Memphis campus.  Attached is the conference call for proposals, we invite and encourage you to share this announcement with your contacts and networks.

This two day event brings together modern visionaries on nonviolence, justice and social change with community leaders, activists, academics, and organizers to train, learn, plan, and organize to shape a just future for all. Presentations and workshops should address racial, economic, environmental, and gender equality as they relate to historical and contemporary movements.

This year’s theme, A Living Movement: Shaping a Just Future, should encourage an exploration of both the theoretical and practical applications of nonviolence to challenges facing our communities today.  Proposals are sought that address various levels, from the local to the global, academic to activist, economic justice to environmental justice.  

The deadline for proposal submission is February 1, 2016.  More information is available at  We thank you for contributing to the success of the 2016 Gandhi-King Conference!



Terri Lee Freeman

President, National Civil Rights Museum

Chair, 2016 Gandhi-King Conference

Contact Info: 

Tracy Lauritzen Wright

Director of Museum Partnerships & Compliance

National Civil Rights Museum

450 Mulberry Street l Memphis TN 38103 l

p: 901.521.9699, ext. 2236 l f: 901.527.1229 l