2020 Summer Youth Institute is Now Accepting Applications!
The 2020 Summer Youth Institute will take place on the campus of Jackson State University from Saturday, June 6th, through Sunday, June 14th.
Click here for more information or click the button below to being the application process.
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.
Recap: 2020 Day of Racial Healing
On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, the William Winter Institute presented an afternoon and evening of Mississippi programming for the National Day of Racial Healing 2020.
Visit our Facebook page below to see the Facebook Live recordings from the event.
The Winter Institute Blog
News and reports from the William Winter Institute and our program participants.
Dear Friends of the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation, We hope that you are taking care of yourselves, your families, friends, and community members
To celebrate Women’s History Month, the William Winter Institute is working with other organizations to commemorate the 100 years of women’s sufferage and to lift up women and organizations who continue to do important work.
The National Day of Racial Healing in 2020 offered an opportunity to discuss racial healing and equity on a special day of observation and discussion. Executive Director Portia Espy reflects on the event and its impact.