The William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation
University of Mississippi
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677
Since 2010, when a racially diverse group of young people from communities across Mississippi came to Winter Institute and Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute staff with a desire to help their communities, SYI has evolved into a nine-day experiential learning program, emphasizing four cornerstones:
At SYI, rising high school sophomores and juniors from Mississippi learn about civil rights, advocacy, critical thinking and relationship building from an international staff.
The program has six primary objectives:
The William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation serves the University of Mississippi by fostering reconciliation and civic renewal wherever people suffer as a result of racial discrimination or alienation.
Opening Doors/Forging New Paths is an oral history project about Mississippi's first African American Medical resident and first African American law school graduate.
We Are the People We Have Been Waiting For: Equipping Communities to Heal Themselves—A Product of the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation at the University of Mississippi
This community dialogue handbook includes brief case studies of three communities with which the Winter Institute is involved. These towns have begun to successfully transform their communities and have made steps toward the goal of racial reconciliation.
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