skip to main content
College of Liberal Arts
University of Mississippi

Event Calendar

If you have questions or require assistance relating to a disability, please contact the College of Liberal Arts at or (662) 915-1778, or contact the phone or email that may be listed for the particular event. 

Event Information:

  • Sat

    SFA Spring Symposium: Environments & Transformation


    2021 Spring Symposium: Environments and Transformation

    Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 19 at 10 a.m. CT.

    The Southern Foodways Alliance is delighted to announce Jon-Sesrie Goff as the guest curator of the 2021 Spring Symposium.  As a multidisciplinary artist whose work crosses different mediums and platforms, Goff is renowned for his penchant to seamlessly integrate social engagement, film, moving image, performance, photography and installation. His practice explores the intersection of race, power, identity, gender and the environment by unearthing the visceral representational value and authenticity behind the images propelled across varying diasporas.


    Join SFA for the 2021 Spring Symposium, scheduled March 13-14, 2021, when we focus on environments and transformation through the medium of film. Filmmakers ask questions that connect Birmingham’s Greek community and Choctaw Native peoples.  Expect an archival surrealist dive into the lives of the women who powered the Underground railroad.  Learn about Milwaukee as a terminus for the Great Migration.  Those questions begin in the South and span the world.

    Featuring filmmakers Colleen Thurston, Jessica Chriesman, Paavo Hanninen, Devon “Vonnie Quest” Smith, and Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich, among others, the symposium will be delivered to your smart TV or laptop via the Eventive platform. Live Q&A sessions will offer opportunities to connect with presenters.

    Tickets, priced at $75 each, go on sale January 19, 2021 at 10 a.m. CT.