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Alysia Burton Steele: Completing History

Alysia Burton Steele is a photojournalist and assistant professor at the Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media. Her 2015 book, Delta Jewels, chronicles the...
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LaVita Tuff: Adding Value to Voices

This informative talk explains the idea of open municipal data portals and what they are doing to modernize governance in the cities that have embraced...
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Katy Simpson Smith: How to Come Home Again

This gifted young writer shares her ideas about the relationship between self and place and the meaning that can arise when we return home in...
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Melody Moody: Bicycles as a tool for community development

Close your eyes and imagine the community you want for yourself and your neighbors. Melody Moody, Executive Director at Bike Walk Mississippi, talks about building...
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John Bielenberg: Thinking Wrong

Thinking wrong is the opposite of following accepted orthodoxy. After a career filled with novel approaches to entrenched problems, John Bielenberg and his teams have...
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Brit Fitzpatrick: How mentoring can reshape our communities

Mentoring is one of the most powerful ways to transform struggling communities. In this talk, Brit Fitzpatrick, founder of a cloud-based platform that facilitates more...
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Roberto Gallardo: The Rural Digital Divide

In rural Mississippi, the digital divide is still a relevant barrier to economic advancement. Roberto Gallardo explains the impact that high-speed connectivity could make on...
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