Over twenty years ago, our leadership believed it was critically important to convene a policy conference in the Mississippi Delta. So, every year since our inception we bring community leaders, elected officials, and power brokers together to engage in conversations about our plight with the hope of educating, motivating, and spurring each other into action.
The theme for our 20th anniversary is the “Convening of Consciousness.” Our current political climate dictates the need for a conscious collective to form a constituency ready for organization and action. These pressing questions remain; if not you, who? If not now, when?
WHY HOLD OUR CONFERENCE IN TUNICA?
In the late 1980’s, Tunica was known as “Sugar Ditch Alley" because of the open raw sewage system that ran alongside the homes of many of the county’s residents. It is now a casino city and the fifth largest gaming market in the United States. Despite this progress, Tunica is still plagued with racial, social, and economic disparities that are mirrored throughout all our communities.
WHO ARE OUR ATTENDEES?
They are change agents – making a difference in their organizations and their communities.
We thank you in advance for your support. See you in Tunica.