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.
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
The William Winter Institute and Friendly City Books present a special event with W. Ralph Eubanks, Mississippi native and author of A Place Like Mississippi. Join us for a conversation about his new book moderated by Jake McGraw, the Winter Institute’s policy and civic engagement lead. Thursday, April 8 6:30
Watch the replay of our March 18, 2021 Community Learning Series webinar with Dr. Jeannine Bell, “Mining the Trust Gap: Protest and American’s Views of Police Behavior.” About the Session Despite the protests in the summer of 2020, there remains a race-based gap in the trust that Americans have regarding
March 21 is the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which aims to foster a global culture of tolerance, equality and anti-discrimination, and calls on every one of us to stand up against racial prejudice and intolerant attitudes. The 2021 theme is “Youth standing up against
We at The Winter Institute stand with our Asian American sisters and brothers, and denounce violence and hate in any form. On the Stop AAPI Hate website, you’ll find their national report documenting the nearly 3,800 Asian American hate incidents received by the organization from March 2020 to February 2021.