Mission, Vision, & Values

Our Mission

The William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation works in communities, organizations, and classrooms, in Mississippi and beyond, to support a movement of equity and wholeness as a pathway to ending and transcending all division and discrimination based on differences.

Our Vision

The Winter Institute envisions a world where people honestly engage in their history in order to live more truthfully in the present; where the inequities of the past no longer dictate the possibilities of the future. We envision a world where people of all identities are treated equally; where equality of and access to opportunity are available and valued by all; where healing and reconciliation are commonplace and social justice is upheld and honored. We acknowledge and recognize that it is not enough for us to be intentional, but we must be purposeful in making this vision a reality—not only for Mississippi but for all people.

Our Values

Dignity

Social
Justice

Healing

Reconciliation

Self-Determination

Trust

Wholeness

Relationships

Equity

Economic
Justice

Community

Respect

Truth
Telling

Perseverance

Honesty

Transparency

Interdependence

The Power
of Story

Interculturalism

Peace

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