RSVP Now: National Day of Racial Healing Program in Jackson on January 21, 2020

RSVP Now: National Day of Racial Healing Program in Jackson on January 21, 2020

Join us Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Location: Two Museums (222 North Street, Jackson, Miss.)
Time: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, the William Winter Institute will present an afternoon and evening of Mississippi programming for the National Day of Racial Healing 2020. The event will take place at the Two Museums (222 North Street) in downtown Jackson.

The National Day of Racial Healing is part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) effort. TRHT is a national, community-based process of transformative, sustainable change, addressing the historic and contemporary effects of racism.

This year’s celebration will begin at 1 p.m. in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium, with afternoon programming focused around two discussions. One will explore the question “Why do we need racial healing?” and the other will focus on the role of education in racial healing. 

Throughout the afternoon, JSU’s MADDRAMA will perform “edutainment” skits and spoken-word poetry. 

Several speakers have confirmed for the afternoon discussions, including Rhea Williams-Bishop, director of Mississippi and Lousiana programs of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation; Dr. Daphne Chamberlain of Tougaloo College; and Dr. Jodi Skipper from the University of Mississippi. Mitch Landrieu, former mayor of New Orleans and founder of E Pluribus Unum, will also be a participant.

The afternoon session will end with a special VIP keynote; look for the announcement in early January.

After a break, the evening session will begin with an introduction and screening of the HBO original documentary “True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality,” followed by a discussion of the film and the idea of racial healing through social justice in the United States.

The 2020 National Day of Racial Healing programming presented by the William Winter Institute will be free to the public, but there is limited seating available.

Please RSVP at https://winterinstitute.org/wp2020/2020dayofhealing/.