The theme of this year’s conference will examine the degree of racial progress made by communities of color since April 4, 1968, the day when Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated. Various themes of racial progress will be explored, including but not limited to issues of social and economic justice, employment discrimination, access to health care, retirement care and benefits, educational opportunities, environmental racism, housing discrimination, lending practices, drug and gang violence in communities of color, and the intergenerational effects that economic, social, and political oppression have on communities of color. Presenters are encouraged to consider topics contrasting the racial progress claimed in the Midwestern states and cities (Chicago, Cleveland, and St. Louis) and comparing it to the racial progress claimed in the Eastern and Western states.
The Midwestern People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference is issuing a call for papers to its 2018 MWPOC Conference in Cleveland Ohio.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: deadline is March 29, 2018
The Glidden House
is a 5 minute walk from the conference. Rooms are available for $159 per night. To reserve a room, call (216) 231-8900 and request the group block MWPOC. The deadline for the group rate is March 4th, 2018
The Courtyard Marriott at University Circle
is an 8 minute walk from the conference. Rooms are available for $165 per night. To reserve a room click here
. The deadline for the group rate is March 15th, 2018