UM, Winter Institute hold 2014 Racial Reconciliation Week

Posted on Sep 23 2014 - 8:56am by Maggie McDaniel

Monday The University of Mississippi kicked off their second annual Racial Recognition Week hosted by the university’s athletics department and the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation. The week will continue through Friday with events dedicated to promoting racial equity and getting students to talk about race.

Yesterday the week began with the showing of the movie “Come to Hell or High Water: The Battle of Turkey Creek” in the Overby Center.

Today a campus panel discussion on “Race and Pop Culture” will be held at 6 p.m. in the Overby Center.

For Wednesday events include a dedication and reception for the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement at 2 p.m., and Integrated Marketing Community Service at 7 p.m. in the Paris-Yates Chapel.

Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Depot “Redefining the Welcome Table: Inclusion and Exclusion in American Foodways” will take place. At 6 p.m. in the Weems Auditorium in the School of Law “SEC Storied: It’s Time – Chucky Mullins” will be shown.

The week’s activities will end Friday with the dedication of Chucky Mullins Drive at 2:30 p.m., the Winter Institute 15th anniversary celebration and open house at 4 p.m. in Lamar and the M-Club Hall of Fame Induction at The Inn at Ole Miss at 6 p.m.

Ending the week on Saturday during the football game against Memphis, former Ole Miss head coach Billy Brewer and former Vanderbilt player Brad Gaines will be awarded with the Nathaniel Northington Groundbreaker in Athletics Award.

-Maggie McDaniel