Symposium on Sustainability
Date: 11/8/2012 – 11/9/2012
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Oxford Campus (University of Mississippi Law School,)
|Conferences: Please feel free to join us at the Symposium on Sustainability hosted by the University of Mississippi Law School.|
Open to the Public
The University of Mississippi School of Law is pleased to be collaborating with the William Winter Center for Racial Reconciliation and the Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies to present a symposium on comparative models for sustainability and the future of the Mississippi, scheduled for November 7-9, 2012. This Symposium will assemble representatives of academia, non-profit organizations, local and international to discuss efforts to more effectively implement various models of agricultural sustainability around the world as well as new energy-based models which could be useful for the Delta and other rural areas of the United States.
For this purpose, the symposium will focus on the following: 1) changing farming regulations and farming practices so as to create sustainable farming for small farmers in the Mississippi Delta; 2) Input from local farmers from Mississippi's Delta and Alabama’s Black Belt as to the needs and efforts at sustainability in the region; 3) Exploration of models from international women farming federations in West Africa (who have already created programs for sustainable farming in their regions); 4) Exploration possibilities for energy based models of sustainability for the region; and (5) legal and practical responses to decimation and depletion of capital in our region and case studies in moving forward in constructive and positive ways. The issue of sustainability being dire for rural residents in Mississippi (as well as for poor people residing in rural areas all over the world), this symposium will mark a crucial effort to counter the deplorable trends in our region. Please click on the following links to consult the program and register for the conference: