2019 AFT Civil, Human and Women's Rights Conference

Join us in historic Montgomery, Ala., where one woman’s resistance to injustice sparked the civil rights movement, to examine the state of social justice in the 21st century.

We’re excited about the many events being planned for the upcoming Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Conference, Oct. 18–20.

Program highlights include a Rally for Justice at the Alabama State Capitol, a conversation with civil rights legends, a variety of workshops and exciting plenary sessions.

Please register today. To enjoy the discounted hotel rates, you must book your room before the September 12th deadline. And continue to visit this webpage for more information and updates.

Alabama State Capitol

Deadline: Aug. 30

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Renaissance Montgomery Hotel ▪201 Tallapoosa St.▪ Montgomery, Alabama

AFT Civil, Human and Women’s Rights
Conference Schedule


10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Rally at the Alabama State Capitol (600 Dexter Ave.)

12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Luncheon Plenary

2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Concurrent Workshops:

  • He, She, They: Gender Identity
  • Keep Your Policies Off My Body: Reproductive Rights
  • Immigration: Justice for All
  • Jane & Jim Crow: Racism in the 21st Century
  • Fund Our Future, Part I

7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (optional) Special Evening Conversation with Living Legends: We Were There


9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Breakfast Plenary

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Concurrent Workshops:

  • Help—I Have to Use the Bathroom: Embracing Transgender Issues
  • Hidden Inequities: Time to Expose, Speak Up and Fight Back
  • Open the Doors! K-12 Education for All Children
  • Our Vote Is Our Voice
  • Fund Our Future, Part II

12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Luncheon Plenary

2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Workshops:

  • Pride & Protest
  • #MeToo: Empowerment Now!
  • Excuse Me: You Cannot Ask That Question
  • If We’re Not Counted, We Don’t Count
  • Fund Our Future, Part III

4:15 p.m. – 5 p.m. Buses depart every 15 minutes to Birmingham for the reception at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Reception at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Members will be able to visit the historic Kelly Ingram Park, conveniently located across the street.

7:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Buses depart on a staggered schedule to Montgomery.


9 a.m. Closing Plenary

11 a.m. Adjourn