More Than Enough: The promise and challenge of today’s Southern cities

From MDC President, John Simpkins (featured in January issue of “Gravy” from the Southern Foodways Alliance).  Illustration by Delphine Lee (“Gravy City”). A city boy found himself in the country. “We’d be walking on these dark country roads at night,” he said, “and all of a sudden this music would seem to come out ofContinue reading More Than Enough: The promise and challenge of today’s Southern cities

MDC President John Simpkins participates in US House Committee Roundtable discussion on Rural Hunger

Chairman McGovern Announces Roundtable on Hunger in Rural America Twelfth in a series of events examining the steps Congress and the Biden administration can take to finally end food insecurity in this country WASHINGTON, DC — Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) today announced that the committee will be holding a roundtable examining hungerContinue reading MDC President John Simpkins participates in US House Committee Roundtable discussion on Rural Hunger

Remembering Miss. Gov. William Winter, MDC chair emeritus and an inspiration

From left, Gov. William Winter, former MDC Program Director Shun Robertson, retired MDC President David Dodson, and MDC Autry Fellow Anna Shelton-Ormond at a 2015 showing of the documentary “The Toughest Job”  about Gov. Winter at UNC-CH MDC mourns the loss of Mississippi Gov. William F. Winter, who passed away Friday (12/18/20) in Jackson, Miss.,Continue reading Remembering Miss. Gov. William Winter, MDC chair emeritus and an inspiration

LENS NC offers space for new connections and shared dreaming to help students with learning differences

The Oak Foundation has committed over $1.4 million to an 18-month MDC initiative that provides a network of organizations grants and support to advance their work to improve the lives of the one-in-five children who struggle with learning and attention issues, and the less than favorable outcomes for the ones who are low-income students and students of color.Continue reading LENS NC offers space for new connections and shared dreaming to help students with learning differences