[vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_accordion style=”modern” shape=”square” c_icon=”” active_section=”2909″ collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”About” tab_id=”1542649820587-8862ea55-0c6b”][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Community Building” tab_id=”1542649820597-c356001e-952f”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Community Dialogue Handbook
Click here to download a PDF file of “We Are the People We’ve Been Waiting For” community dialogue handbook
* This handbook requires Adobe Acrobat Reader[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Conferences
Race and Sustainability Conference
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Redefining the Welcome Table: Inclusion & Exclusion in American Foodways
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Rethinking Mass Incarceration in the South (2016)
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Annual Civil Rights Education Summit for Teachers

International Conference on Race

Mississippi Politics Symposium

Open Doors Commemoration
Learn More[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Regional Alliance
Alliance for Truth and Racial Reconciliation
In 2005, a gathering of groups based in the Deep South met to talk about helping communities confront issues of racial violence and reconciliation. Representatives of The Birmingham Pledge, Southern Truth and Reconciliation, and the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation were present. Out of this meeting grew the desire to form a regional alliance, creating a network of organizations dedicated to similar ideals, who could serve local community needs throughout the South. This led to the March 2006 Southern Exposure conference, hosted by the three original groups at the University of Mississippi.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Invited Speakers
Stanley Hauerwas
Deepa Iyer
Rita Bender: The Legacy of Slavery[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Youth Engagement” tab_id=”1542650616387-c08cb13c-3e73″][vc_column_text]Youth Congress 2013[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Global Youth Initiative
Through vital and deepening relationships with international partners, the Winter Institute is able to expose Mississippi youth to communities far beyond their home state.

Through our relationship with Youth Link, in Northern Ireland, they learn conflict resolution practices and the complicated seeds from which conflict grows; with our friends at the Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services, in Hawaii, they learn about promoting health by sharing food and laughter, celebrating elders and children, dancing, planting, and remembering what makes a community.

Initial contact among youth partners reveals to them that, despite the idea that their local problem or problems are unique, their overseas peers are experiencing very similar obstacles; conversely, they learn that potential solutions to these problems are, across oceans and time zones, also similar. This fledgling process has grown from developing relationships to collecting and sharing oral histories.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]OneMS
One Mississippi is a student group devoted to monitoring race relations on campus and championing the enfranchisement of minority students. Its goals are threefold: to provide an open space for students, staff, and faculty to voice their concerns and experiences; to ensure that the campus is having vital conversations about race; and to promote, through events, seminars, and close contact with both student government and campus administration, the inclusion and equality of students of all races. Visit our Facebook page.

One Mississippi helped initiate and organize the “We are One Mississippi Candlelight Walk” that gathered in front of the University of Mississippi Lyceum on November 8th, in response to the racially-fueled election night protests. The assembled crowd, numbering more than 700 people from all around the state, affirmed their commitment to racial equality and mutual respect at the University and in the state of Mississippi. The event drew national media attention, and was covered by such news outlets as the New York Times, Huffington Post, the Washington Post, MSN, and the New York Daily News.

One Mississippi hosted semi-weekly meetings during the 2012-13 school year, which served both as a place for One Mississippi members to discuss group business and strategies and as a safe space for students to come together and have meaningful discussions about race relations on campus. We hosted several open discussions concerning the election night incident, the university’s response to said incident, and the campus climate in general. One event, a discussion of the proposition to change the “Mr. Ole Miss” title and the impact of racially charged symbols on campus, drew upwards of 60 students and several faculty members. One Mississippi also sponsors seminars and events on campus, one of which included a “Race 101” seminar hosted by a panel of faculty members.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Academic Services” tab_id=”1542650623340-3889e9de-023d”][vc_column_text]Scholarship in Civil Rights and Social Justice
Civil and Human Rights Timeline
Civil Rights in the Media
Medgar Evers and the Origin of the Civil Rights Movement
Medgar Evers Timeline[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Relevant and Recent Scholarship/Media
Scholarship by historian Charles Dollar, PhD
Florence Mars article
White Mississippi Baptist Ministers Who Helped Crack the Walls of The “Closed Society”: 1955 – 1968
Claude Ramsay: A Visionary and Catalyst for Social and Political Change in Mississippi, 1960 – 1986[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Suggested Reading
Glowing reviews for new Civil Rights Reader, from UGA Press, sponsored by the Winter Institute; Order the book!
Click here to download a pdf document with a timeline of selected events during the Civil Rights Movement specific to Mississippi.
Click here to download a pdf file of suggested reading on the Civil Rights movement.

Books, Academic Classes, and Papers
“The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader: ‘The Great Truth’ about The ‘Lost Cause,’” edited by James W. Loewen and Edward H. Sebesta, published by the University Press of Mississippi
The Other Side of Paradise: Glimpsing Slavery in the University’s Utopian Landscapes by Mark Auslander
Remembrance in Slavery’s Aftermath: A Day of Commemoration, Reflection, and Celebration, February 6, 2011, in Covington and Oxford, Newton County, Georgia
YouTube Overview of The Eyes of Willie McGee: A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South by Alex Heard
The Past is Never Dead: The Trial of James Ford Seale and Mississippi’s Struggle for Redemption by Harry N. MacLean
“Restorative Justice and Public Education in Mississippi,” Taught by Rita and Bill Bender at the University of Mississippi in 2010: Course Flyer; Syllabus (both are PDFs); Powerpoint Presentation
Winter Institute Director Susan Glisson’s dissertation: “Neither Bedecked Nor Bebosomed: Lucy Mason, Ella Baker and Women’s Leadership and Organizing Strategies in the Struggle for Freedom”
Hugh S. Whitaker’s 1963 FSU master’s thesis report: “A Case Study in Southern Justice: The Emmett Till Case”
Ellen Whitten’s paper on the original trial and the reopening of the Emmett Till case

Academic Initiatives

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