Based at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Southern Institute is a non-profit race
relations center dedicated
to improving ethnic relations in the Deep South through tolerance education and communications training. Founded in 1993,
the Southern Institute's programs help young people understand the causes and consequences of prejudice by examining the
past. For the adult community, the Southern Institute offers a
highly acclaimed cross-cultural communication workshop that
enables participants to understand and work effectively with
people from different cultures.
At the heart of the Southern Institute's work is the conviction that
history compels us to speak out against racism in all forms, or pay
dearly for our indifference. In the area of tolerance and Holocaust
education alone, the Southern Institute has provided training to more
than 3,600 teachers from 800 schools in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and
Texas. These teachers reach more than one million students annually.