Who We Are
In the spirit of our namesake, Governor William Winter, the William Winter Institute offers programming designed to foster community communications, engage youth leaders and promote civic dialogue on the key issues facing Mississippi and the nation.
The Welcome TableTM process helps communities build the relationships necessary to heal systemic challenges, solve civic problems and to bridge long-standing divides.
“Wherever I’ve gone, irrespective of racial or cultural differences, I’ve found that people agree on several basic propositions: everybody wants a decent education for their children; everybody wants a fair chance to secure a job that will sustain them and their family; everybody wants to be able to live in a decent house on a safe street; everybody wants access to adequate health care; and everybody wants to be treated with dignity and respect.”
- Governor William Winter
The Winter Institute in Photos
Take a look at some images of past Welcome TableTM, Summer Youth Institutes and civil engagement events.
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 Winter Institute Blog
News and reports from the William Winter Institute and our program participants.
Resources are now available from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 to help children and families who need them the most. See the image for ways to access them during this window of opportunity. (Download PDF) These federal relief funds are projected to lift more than 5 million
Check out Welcoming America’s new, free, downloadable cookbook, “created as a toolkit and resource guide…intended for individuals and organizations seeking fresh inspiration and tips for building connections and decreasing prejudice in communities.” It features The Winter Institute’s Welcome Table program.
Ending discrimination and creating justice and equity for all people includes not only socioeconomic and racial justice, but also environmental and climate justice. Below you’ll find an overview of these concepts and an ongoing list of resources for learning and teaching about them. What is environmental justice? According to the
On May 25, 2020, we all became eyewitnesses to the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. In the 11 months since, millions of Americans have testified about what they saw during those excruciating 9 minutes and 29 seconds. The testimony has been heard in the streets,
Watch the replay of our April 1, 2021 webinar with Dr. Temika Simmons, “The Aftermath of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election and You.” About the Session Dr. Temika Simmons, Director of the Local Government Leadership Institute at Delta State University, will provide a brief overview of the political climate and key
Harvard Business School Working Knowledge, a weekly publication of business research by HBS faculty, published a piece by Growth Editor Kristen Senz called “Salary Negotiations: A Catch-22 for Women.” It reports the results of new research by Harvard Business School Assistant Professor Julian Zlatev and colleagues, who found that “the