Racial Equity Resource Guide


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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



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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. The guide also lists multiple resources that communities might use for positive social change, especially around the issue of race. It offers five steps to include in the process of building a community initiative around racial reconciliation:

  • Step One: Identify community leadership.
  • Step Two: Bring community leaders together around a shared goal.
  • Step Three: Identify local resources to address community needs.
  • Step Four: Identify obstacles to accomplishing community goals.
  • Step Five: Include plans for systemic change.


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The William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation

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.


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Opening Doors/Forging New Paths – A Oral History project of The Winter Institute

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.


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