The Delta Grassroots Caucus (DGC) is a broad coalition of grassroots leaders in the eight-state Delta region. DGC is also a founding partner of the Economic Equality Caucus,
which advocates for economic equality across the USA.

Please Attend Delta Citizens Alliance events in Greenville, MS, April 23-24, 2009

Posted on April 02, 2009 at 01:02 PM

We would like to encourage all partners of the Mississippi Delta Grassroots Caucus to attend the Delta Citizens Alliance Second Annual Gathering in Greenville, Mississippi, Thursday, April 23, 2009 and Friday, April 24, 2009. The Delta Citizens Alliance is an excellent organization, and we know you will greatly benefit by going to this conference, which has the theme of “Citizen Power: Mobilizing Community Assets in an Era of Change.”

There are many distinguished speakers at this conference who have extensive expertise and experience on a broad range of subjects regarding the community and economic development of the Mississippi Delta region. A notice with the basic facts of the program is included below in this message.

You will recall that Larry Williams, CEO of the Delta Citizens Alliance, gave an excellent presentation at the Delta Grassroots Caucus conference at the Clinton Presidential Library in February this year. That morning we had many distinguished speakers, including former President Clinton and Governor Mike Beebe of Arkansas. Larry Williams spoke on that morning’s panel and I thought it was one of the best sessions we have ever had. We know that the Delta Citizens Alliance conference in Greenville will be an event you will not want to miss.

The information below is detailed. For further information, please note the following contacts:

For additional details contact:

Claudette Romious, Event Planner The Romious Group,, (662) 627-4454

Ms. Tasha Griffin, DCA Admin. Asst. Delta Citizens Alliance,, (662) 344-9440

Thank you very much and please take part in this very important conference. Lee Powell, Executive Director, Mississippi Delta Grassroots Caucus



Thursday, April 23 – Friday, April 24, 2009

Conference Facilitator:
Dr. John Kretzmann, Co-Director, Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute, Northwestern University

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Frank Omowale Satterwhite, Founder and Sr. Adviser, National Community Development Institute (NCDI)

Members: $25 registration fee
Non-Members: $35 registration fee


HARLOW’S CASINO RESORT AND HOTEL, 4280 Harlow’s Boulevard Off Highway 82 GREENVILLE, MISSISSIPPI 38701 (662) 335-9797

RECOMMENDED CHECK-IN TIME: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 4 p.m. Check-out date/time: Friday, April 24, 2009 at 11 a.m.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the hotel and casino’s insurance liabilities and strict regulations, anyone under 21 years of age cannot be a guest on the property.