SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 15th, 2020.

The organizing committee for the 23rd Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Conference invites you to submit a proposal for a presentation. We encourage a variety of presentation formats, in addition to standard 80-minute workshops.

Preference will be given to individuals and groups that did not present at the 2020 Conference.  Proposals from presenters at the 2020 conference will be considered if space is available.

To submit a proposal, please complete the online submission form.

More Information

The Conference will take place on online via Zoom. New this year: the Conference will span two days: Friday, January 15th and Saturday, January 16th. Programming for school-aged youth will be offered during the school day on Friday. The keynote presentation will be given on Friday evening. Caucusing and concurrent workshops sessions for the general public will be offered throughout the day on Saturday.

Our theme this year is

Recapturing the Revolutionary Spirit: Dangerous Unselfishness

These are the values that Dr. King gave his life for.

Therefore, we are asking that all submissions include in their proposal the following:

  • How your workshop relates to the theme of the conference.
  • How your workshop reflects and honors Dr. King.
  • The ways in which your session’s presentation will engage, inspire, and empower participants.
  • The age group(s) that would gain the most from your session.

We encourage all presenters to commit to attending the full day of the Conference, if possible. Presentations that exemplify how “dangerous unselfishness” manifests in dismantling white supremacy and systemic violence will have preference.

If you have an idea for a workshop that reflects the heart of Dr. King’s message and would like support in bringing the idea to fruition, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

The Conference Schedule for Saturday opens at 9:30 AM with caucusing, followed by concurrent workshop sessions. The last presentation concludes at 4 PM. During the lunch break, there will be opportunities for informal social interaction and access to community resources.

Thank you for considering this invitation. We look forward to receiving your Proposal.

Sincerely,

The 2021 Conference Planning Committee of the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force

Email questions to whatcomhrtf@gmail.com