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Delta State conference brings renowned speakers

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CLEVELAND — Officials with two of the country’s largest charitable foundations will be speakers at Delta State University’s annual race relations conference.

The conference will be held March 30-31 on the Delta State campus in Cleveland. This year’s conference is titled “Winning the Race: Through Hearts & Minds. A Conversation on Building Connected Communities.”

La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan, will discuss how the increased use of “big data” can help create interventions that are tailored to the health, education and workforce training needs that face young people of color.

Sidney Hacker, a senior policy officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, will discuss “Barbara Jordan, Bill Gates and the Importance of Common Ground.”


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