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2014 SFA Summer Symposium: Jackson, Mississippi
The King Edward Hotel will be our headquarters
Jackson, MS
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Thank you for your interest in the 2014 SFA Summer Symposium. Check the SFA website, www.southernfoodways.org, for event coverage.


2014 SFA Summer Symposium: Jackson, Mississippi
The 2014 SFA Summer Symposium in Jackson, Mississippi, will begin our yearlong exploration of the contemporary welcome table as the capital city celebrates the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer and marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Against that backdrop, we will ponder a city striding toward renaissance. Expect great food and drink, from Collins Dream Kitchen fried chicken and yeast rolls, to a Greek American feast cooked by Jackson native Cat Cora.

Downtown Jackson will be our campus for this walkable two-day exploration of Mississippi food culture. Our headquarters will be the King Edward Hotel. At the Jackson bus station, which will conjure recollections of the Freedom Rides, and at the Mississippi Museum of Art, site of two current Freedom Summer exhibits, SFA will stage talks by foodways scholars and Civil Rights Movement historians. A few blocks away, the historic Alamo Theater on Farish Street will screen SFA-produced and Mississippi-focused documentary films about everything from apiary operations to the integration of lunch counters.

The SFA Summer Symposium is an official event in the 2014 Year of the Creative Economy, celebrating Mississippi talent across the creative spectrum and its positive impact on the state.

All attendees must be a 2014 SFA member in good standing. If you have questions about membership status, email info@southernfoodways.org.

Attendees must be 21 or older. Ticket cost ($295) includes all presentations and meals; travel and lodging are separate, individual expenses.

Refunds are subject to a $100 service fee. No refunds after May 15. Tickets are non-transferable.

A full schedule of events will be emailed to attendees on Monday, June 9. The program begins Friday, June 20, at 5 p.m. Attendees arriving early will be given self-guided tour options.



Oral Histories:
In preparation for this Summer Symposium, Rien Fertel, Mary Beth Lasseter, and Kimber Thomas have collected oral histories from old-guard Jackson restaurants, paying special attention to African American and Greek American figures who have contributed to the state's culinary story, like Mike Kountouris of the Mayflower Café and Balerie Tyrone Bully of Bully's Restaurant. Over the course of the weekend, with Fertel acting as interlocutor, you will meet oral history subjects from that 18-interview project.

Speakers, Directors, Producers, Fire Twirlers:
--Ralph Eubanks, author of _Ever is a Long Time_, on Mississippi homecomings
--Kate Medley-produced film on the desegregation of Jackson restaurants
--Jerry Mitchell, journalist, on white resistance to the Civil Rights Movement
--Daphne Chamberlain, Tougaloo College historian, on the Jackson Movement
--Robby Luckett of Jackson State University on poet Margaret Walker
--Joe York-directed film about foodways in Philadelphia, Mississippi
--Adrian Miller, author of the Beard-nominated Soul Food, on the state of the plate
--Malcolm White, font of Mississippiana, on the glories of Comeback Sauce
--Sneak Preview of an oratorio on Booker Wright, late waiter-cum-activist at Lusco's in Greenwood, read by Kevin Young, accompanied by Bruce Levingston
--Farish Street Research Panel with Southern Studies graduate students Turry Flucker, Anna Hamilton, and Kate Hudson, moderated by Andy Harper

Eats and Drinks and More:
--Anson Mills Community Cookbook and Poetry Gumbo Supper
featuring Derek Emerson of Walker's Drive-In with Reynolds Boykin and Matthew Kajdan of Parlor Market
--Greek American Feast of lemon-butter swabbed fish, roasted lamb, and more
featuring Cat Cora of Iron Chef fame and Tim Hontzas, sire of a Jackson restaurant dynasty
--Shoebox Brunches and Custard Pies from Martha Foose, author of A Southerly Course
--Simmons Delacata and Grits Breakfast by Nick Wallace, who has a catfish tattooed on his arm
--Plate Lunches of fried chicken, field peas, and a troika of locally grown, slow-cooked greens from Bully's Restaurant and Collins Dream Kitchen
--Hot Sausage Sandwiches, hot tamales, and pig ear sandwiches from the iconic Big Apple Inn
--Wines from Krutz Family Cellars of Napa, owned by Jackson natives Bryan Krutz and Patrick Krutz
--Gutbucket nightly with Cathead Distillery cocktails stirred by Leslee Foukal of The Apothecary at Brent's Drugs


The King Edward Hotel will be our headquarters
235 West Capitol Street
Jackson, MS 39201
United States



Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


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