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Debbie Dawkins
Mississippi State Senator, Mississippi

Senator Dawkins is a member of the League of Women Voters, National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, America Association of University Women and USM Alumni Association. She is on the board of directors of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and was Appointed by Lt. Gov Phil Bryant to the Task Force for the Elimination of Cervical Cancer. Senator Dawkins is the first Woman to serve on the Senate Committee for Ports and Marine Resources.

Senator Dawkins has three children and four grandchildren. She attends Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Delisle.

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07/15 - Symbol or Statement? History in Public Spaces

Is the display of Civil War statues in public justified or do they belong only in museums?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

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08/15 - Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference

What difference has a decade made?

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06/15 - Louisiana After Ferguson (Encore Presentation)

Who polices the police in Louisiana?


05/15 - Innovation Matters

What effect does diminishing Higher Ed funding have on Louisiana research programs?


04/15 - Back on Track: Louisiana Graduates

What help is available for Louisiana students who have dropped out of school?


03/15 - Cancer in Louisiana

Why is Louisiana’s cancer death rate so much higher than the rest of America?

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