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Delta State University is a cultural “mecca” that champions and celebrates the multicultural identity of the Mississippi Delta, and provides leadership and programming for the community and region. The goals of “Winning the Race: Advancing Education in the Mississippi Delta” are to facilitate engaged campus and community dialogue regarding current issues related to education and to rekindle opportunities for municipalities of the Mississippi Delta to collaborate and promote racial healing.



in conversations with campus and community
constituencies that will build an appreciation
for diversity differences and a spirit of
community through shared ideas.


a broad discourse on race relations
by building conversations to bring together
diverse communities in the Delta through
sharing of ideas and building cooperation.


a hope that Delta Communities will
move toward greater equality, forward
and open thinking, while reducing
racial disparities and tensions.

All Conference registration and events will begin in the Bologna Performing Arts Center.