JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Gov. Phil Bryant declared October as Racial Reconciliation Celebration Month.
He held a news conference Wednesday with Mission Mississippi President Neddie Winters.
“We want people to be more intentional about building relationships outside their race by participating in different activities together, such as choir swaps, pastor swaps, etc.,” said Winters. “This will not only make our communities stronger through fellowship, but we will gain a better appreciation for our neighbors by fostering diversity and encouraging dialogue.”
Organizers said the goal of Racial Reconciliation Celebration Month is to encourage the community to build stronger relationships with those of different races by participating in activities throughout the month of October.
Cities across the state are expected to make similar declaration.