Marion Wright Edelman, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, spoke in February 2012 as part of the Future of the South initiative.
The Future of the South Symposium enables the Center for the Study of Southern Culture to bring together leaders in the academic, business, government, and nonprofit communities to explore collaboratively ways to advance the South’s development. The symposium is a catalyst for on-campus initiatives and links like-minded research projects across the region.
The University of Mississippi and the Center for the Study of Southern Culture are positioned to provide the institutionalized forums bringing together students, faculty, library resources, research centers, and public outreach to generate and clarify ideas the South needs to bring civic renewal.The Future of the South initiative will offer what is currently unavailable: a meeting place for Southern leaders to generate ideas, identify best practices across the region, and make use of a unique network of conferences, workshops, and publications to advance the development of the South.
Past symposia have included partnerships with the Clinton School of School of Public Service and the L. Q. C. Lamar Society, as well as a number of regional public policy, social justice, and economic development organizations.
To read more about the February 2012 Keynote Lecture by Marian Wright Edelman, click here.