The quarterly meeting of the Mississippi Association of Grantmakers held on Friday, October 13, 2017, was designed to initiate conversations among Mississippi grantmakers about race in Mississippi, and racial equity in grantmaking and service delivery. Presentations included:
Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation
Rhea Williams-Bishop, Director of Mississippi and New Orleans Programs for the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, and Yumeka Rushing, Program Officer in the Kellogg Foundation’s Mississippi office, presented an overview of the Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) initiative. The Foundation will be working with MAG members and other partners to bring this initiative to Mississippi.
For a copy of the WKKF PowerPoint presentation on October 13, click here.
For more detailed information on the TRHT Initiative, including answers to questions about the initiative, click here.
For a downloadable Implementation Guidebook and other resources supporting THRT, click here.
For general information about TRHT on the WKKF website, click here.
For general information about WKKF’s work in Mississippi, click here.
The Winter Institute’s Welcome Table
Portia Espy, Director of Community Building, and Jacqueline Martin, Community Building Manager, at the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation led an afternoon session modeled on The Welcome Table, a process for creating a safe space for diverse community stakeholders to form healthy relationships via open, honest communication. About 40 participants learned about this process by sharing recollections about their first encounter with racism that impacted their lives.
For handouts used in the discussion, click here.
For more information about the Winter Institute and its work, click here.