The Mississippi Humanities Council is facilitating conversations in four communities around the state targeting race-related opportunities for growth. In partnership with the Link Centre and the Tupelo Public School District, the first community conversation will be “The Story of Us: Increasing Access to AP Classes.”
There will be four, three-hour discussions focusing on solutions Tupelo can explore in order to increase diversity in the Advanced Placement classes at the high school. The sessions will take place on Monday evenings from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Link Centre and will involve a dinner followed by a facilitated discussion. The discussions will focus on the following four objectives: defining the problem, building historical context, identifying potential solutions and creating a preamble and commitment for future action. The specific dates of these sessions are Jan. 14, Jan. 28, Feb. 11 and Feb. 25.
If you are interested in participating, please complete the following survey by Monday, Dec. 17. Participation will be on a first-come, first-served basis. However, individuals will be prioritized based attendance availability and diverse backgrounds. If you are interested in learning more about this focus area, visit this Daily Journal article.