October 1-4, 2003, the William Winter Institute host a four day conference exploring racial reconciliation in international contexts. Presentations examine how local action-oriented initiatives resolve conflict around the globe. The conference begins on Wednesday with a community dinner featuring an adress by Nicholas Katzenbach, former deputy attorney general of the United States under John F. Kennedy. On Thursday, the conference hosts various panels and workshops especially educators, showcasing methods for teaching about race. Friday's events include presentations by practitioners and academics from across the globe who reflect on local methods of conflict resolution and share insights on reconciliation from a variety of perspectives. Saturday, Oct 3, features a plenary session and keynote address by the Rev. james Lawson, a noted proponent of reconciliation and prominent civil rights activist. Presentations by University of Mississippi students will also be delivered. The conference is intended to encourage individuals to consider new and modified strategies of racial reconciliation.
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