Plan now to join Khafre, Inc in Itta Bena, MS at Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU), for the third annual “Sweat Equity Investment in the Cotton Kingdom Symposium” on FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2014. Khafre, Inc is all about building monumental programs that allow reflection, reconnection, and renewal. This will be a day of stimulating discussion about historic preservation, leading-edge research, innovative practices, and foundational values. The one-day event concludes with a good-old-fashion “black-tie” (or period-piece costume) “Cotton-Pickers’ Ball and Ancestral Celebration.” Khafre, Inc in conjunction with Mississippi Valley State University continues to organize the USA’s premier interdisciplinary professional meeting on Mississippi Delta cotton, sharecropping, and its cultural significance in America and throughout the world. The three overlapping designations lend to a broad array of topics, both “cultural” and “economic:”
National parks at all levels: federal, state/provincial, county, and city
Culture; the visual and performing arts, including music, dance, tapestry, sculpture and paintings
Sacred burial sites, cotton fields, shotgun homes and juke joints, private land-plantations, prison farms/industrial complexes
Want to share your work, your ideas, and your ideals about the Southern narrative with the larger academic and cultural communities? The “Sweat Equity Investment in the Cotton Kingdom Symposium” is the place to do it. We invite abstracts and proposals from people who want to:
present a paper/poster/ poem/song/dance/Tribute to the Ancestors, or an exhibit
conduct an inter-generational interview/exchange (w/ grand-mama-nem, or former cotton pickers), or organize a workshop.
This wide variety of options makes for an exciting, informative and uniquely diverse symposium. To submit your idea(s), go to: www.khafreinc.org and follow the links. The deadline is October 17, 2014.
Plan to join us in Itta Bena, Mississippi!
We look forward to welcoming you to the place where America’s Root Music and Culture was born!
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