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The 4th Annual Winning the Race Conference

March 27, 2017 - March 28, 2017


The Winning the Race Conference was developed with three overarching goals: engage in conversations with campus and community constituencies that will build an appreciation for diversity differences and a spirit of community through shared ideas; promote a broad discourse on race relations by building conversations to bring together diverse communities in the Delta through sharing of ideas and building cooperation; and to rekindle a hope that Delta communities will move toward greater equality and forward and open thinking while reducing racial disparities and tensions.

Delta State University’s award-winning race relations conference, Winning the Race, will feature two highlight speakers at this year’s event which will be hosted on campus March 28-29. Keynote speakers for the 2017 conference will be announced soon.


This year’s conference is titled “Winning the Race: Advancing Education in the Mississippi Delta.” The inaugural program spearheaded by Delta State President William N. LaForge in 2014, was designed as an innovative academic conference. The 2017 schedule promises to build on the meaningful dialogue presented at previous conferences.

Delta State University

No Cost

Sponsored by Delta State University & Mississippi Humanities Council

For more information:
Dr. Temika Simmons, (662) 846-4365


March 27, 2017
March 28, 2017


Dr. Temika Simmons
(662) 846-4365


Delta State University
1003 W Sunflower Rd
Clevland, MS 38733 United States
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