• Alluvial Collective
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Who We Are
The Alluvial Collective works to end inequity based on difference by cultivating belonging and wholeness in the world.

Community Building

Our process helps communities build the relationships necessary to heal systemic challenges, solve civic problems and to bridge long-standing divides.

Youth Engagement

The Summer Youth Institute is a nine-day experiential program for youth to discover the value of diversity and build both leadership and advocacy skills; Summer Youth Institute 2.0 is a reconvening of SYI alumni to maintain their network and strengthen the SYI curriculum.

Policy and Civic Engagement

Rethink MississippiTM is a policy and civic engagement platform for focusing leaders and their constituents on the need for a future based on equity.

The Alluvial Collective in Photos

Take a look at some images of past Community Building, Youth and Civic Engagement events.

Mississippi Civil Rights Project logo

An ongoing project to chronicle the extraordinary efforts of local people who organized to combat Mississippi’s Jim Crow segregation, as well as the complex network of white resistance trying to maintain it.

The Alluvial Collective Blog

News and reports from the Alluvial Collective and our program participants.

Von Gordon, Gov. Winter, & Elise Winter

A Letter From our Executive Director, Von Gordon

Governor William Winter would always greet me with, “Hello, my friend,” and he would shake my hand and pull me in for a hug when he was able. As a nineteen-year-old, I didn’t understand that that was significant for a man of his generation, but it was. It was warm,

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Alluvial Collective

Growing into the Alluvial Collective

Friends,  We have an important announcement to share with you. The organization you’ve known first as the University of Mississippi Institute for Racial Reconciliation, and for the past two decades as the William Winter Institute, will now be called The Alluvial Collective. Our roots have gotten deeper, our work remains

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P.O. Box 99
Jackson, MS 39205



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