SouthTalks Registration Form
SouthTalks is a series of events (including lectures, performances, film screenings, and panel discussions) that explores the interdisciplinary nature of Southern Studies. As a result of the current health crisis, all events will be virtual, accessible on the Center’s YouTube channel, and free to the public. Visit the Center’s website at
for up-to-date information about all Center events.
Register using this form to receive the virtual event link on the morning of each event. Registration is required. The one exception is our partnership with the Thacker Mountain Radio Show that will air Saturday, September 12. Details can be found on the website.
Please contact Afton Thomas at
with any questions regarding events and relating to a disability.
Name (First and Last Name)
School or Organization Affiliation (If you are a student, please share your major).
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Mark all events you would like to receive the link to attend. Please Note: Links will be shared the morning of each event. Event times are listed in the Central Time Zone.
Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 12 p.m.: "Our Body Tells a Story: A Pathway to Resilience and Wholeness" with Drs. Brookshield Laurent and Jennifer Conner of the Delta Population Health Institute and Drs. Anne Cafer and Meagen Rosenthal of the UM Community First Research Center for Wellbeing and Creative Achievement
Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 12 p.m.: "Why Dystopia Now?: A Discussion Exploring the Place, Value, and Necessity of Speculative and Dystopian themes in Maurice Carlos Ruffin's We Cast a Shadow" with Maurice Carlos Ruffin and Hilary Word
Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 12 p.m.: "The Lebanese in Mississippi: An Oral History" with James G. Thomas, Jr. and Jessica Wilkerson
Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 12 p.m.: "From Latino Orlando to International Memphis: Migration and Transformation in the US South" with Simone Delerme and Annemarie Anderson
Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 12 p.m.: Visual Arts Conversation with Adrienne Domnick and Amanda Malloy
Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m.: Gilder-Jordan Lecture with Carol Anderson
Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m.: "Voter Suppression and US Elections" Roundtable with volume editor, Jim Downs and contributors, Carol Anderson and Kevin Kruse
Monday, Oct. 19 at 5 p.m.: "The Half-Life of Freedom, Race, and Justice in America Today" with Jelani Cobb
Thursday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m.: "Whose Blues? Black Bluesism, Blues Universalism, and the Postmodern Paradoxes of America's Global Music" with Adam Gussow, Ken Kawashima, and B. Brian Foster
Wednesday, November 11 at 12 p.m.: "Looking at Southern Landscapes: Inspiration, Influence, and Impact" with W. Ralph Eubanks and David Wharton
Thursday, November 12 at 7 p.m.: "Always in Season" filmmaker, Jacqueline Olive will talk about film and representation
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