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COMMITTEE FOR KING SYSTEMIC RACISM ONLINE PANEL DISCUSSION

5-Part Series in partnership with the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation
Every Third Sunday at 2:30 p.m., January-May 2021
Panel Moderator: Von Gordon, Winter Institute Youth Engagement Manager

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January 17, 2021

Introduction of the series by Moderator Von Gordon. Round Table discussion about systemic racism’s effect on four topic areas (education, health/wellness, banking/finance, and criminal justice) with five panelists: Dr. Cathy Grace, Ms. Jennifer Calvert, Dr. Sandra Melvin, Mr. Khiyad Burt, Ms. Leslie Faith Jones.

February 21, 2021

Focused discussion of systemic racism as reflected in the history and current state of education. Panelists: Dr. Cathy Grace, Dr. Rob Picou, Mr. Kenneth Wheeler, Mr. Jake McGraw.

March 21, 2021

Focused discussion of systemic racism as reflected in the history and current state of health/wellness. Panelists: Dr. Sandra Melvin, Dr. Vernon Rayford, Mr. Steve Holland.

April 18, 2021

Focused discussion of systemic racism as reflected in the history and current state of banking/finance. Panelists: Mr. Kiyadh Burt, Mr. Pat Falkner, Mr. Robert Harris, and Ms. Demetra Sherer.

May 16, 2021

Focused discussion of systemic racism as reflected in the history and current state of criminal justice. Panelists: Ms. Leslie Faith Jones, Lt. Ronnie Partlow, others TBA.

MLK BIRTHDAY

CELEBRATION

Mon., Jan 18 | 10:30am

DRIVE-IN PROGRAM

BOX SUPPER

Sat., Jan 16 | 6:00pm

"The time is always right to do the right thing" — MLK

As a local organization, we continue Dr. King's legacy for all members of our community, regardless of age, race, faith, socioeconomic background, etc., as well as through evolving initiatives lead by our NextGen group of volunteers. We look forward to working together as we move toward the dream of love, compassion, respect, and harmony for all people.

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APOLLO NIGHT

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WHERE STARS ARE BORN & LEGENDS ARE MADE

Apollo Night 2021 is cancelled due to the pandemic. The event will return in 2022.

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SUNDAY ONLINE FORUM

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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE WILLIAM WINTER INSTITUTE FOR RACIAL RECONCILIATION

Sunday, Jan 17, 2021
2:30 PM

GOLD & PLATINUM SPONSORS

SHINE A LIGHT ORGANIZATIONS

Wear it Well, El Centro, Volunteer MS/Tupelo Chapter, Early Childhood Coalition/Tupelo, Tree of Life Clinic, Doniphan Dance Project, Hattiloo Theatre