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Juneteenth & ‘The Color Purple’ Premiere

The Mississippi premiere of Oprah Winfrey’s musical adaption of The Color Purple was more than a screening; it brought together local and national leaders to celebrate the power of sisterhood and chart a path forward for Mississippi through healing and reconciliation.

The Mississippi premiere of Oprah Winfrey’s musical adaption of The Color Purple was more than a screening; it brought together local and national leaders to celebrate the power of sisterhood and chart a path forward for Mississippi through healing and reconciliation*. 

Following the film screening, a discussion panel featuring visionaries like our very own Executive Director, Cassandra Welchlin, Director of Southern Poverty Law Center, Waikinya Clanton, and Letitia Johnson with the Jackson Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, brought to light important points about Mississippi’s history and the continued movement towards eliminating all forms of inequity for Black women. 

As we celebrate Juneteenth, remember that this is also a time for action! Connect with your community, engage with Black history (like by rewatching The Color Purple!), hold conversations about the Black experience, and help continue the legacy of eliminating inequities for our communities. Because the power for change lies in us!

* Special thanks to Southern Poverty Law Center, Win with Black Women Network Mid-South, The Links Incorporated, and all who participated in making the premiere such a success!

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