On Jan. 21, 2020, we invite everyone to join us for the fourth annual National Day of Racial Healing – rooted in experiences for truth telling and trust building that lead to racial healing for a more just and equitable future. Racial healing is not only important, it is essential. Because healing is at the heart of racial equity.
Racism affects all of us, regardless of our backgrounds or circumstances. We are all living in a world born from historic injustices that have led to broken systems and division, where we don’t know one another and our shared history. The significant challenges will not be solved by any one individual or group.
To realize a society free of systemic injustice, we must come together to heal, exploring and unraveling the deeply held racial biases of the past – the biases that hold us back from unleashing our collective energy and potential.
Through racial healing, we recognize our community, humanity, acknowledge our truths from our shared history, and recognize our collective potential and shared values. Together we can bridge the divides to transform communities for our children and future generations.
Together we heal.
All across the country, people are taking part in the National Day of Racial Healing in powerful and moving ways. Find an event near you or sign up to create an event in your own community!
9801 Penn Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 554313670
145 E Third St, Maysville, KY 41056, USA3665
726 Lothrop Detroit MI 482023721
1253 Co Rd 57, Hartford, AL 36344, USA3719
901 Wythe Street, Alexandria, VA, 3711
495 Gilmour Mall, Detroit, MI 48202, USA3702
30 Washington Drive, Centerport, NY 11721, USA3701
400 W Michigan Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49037, USA3700
400 W Michigan Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49037, USA3699
15 Carlyle St, Battle Creek, MI 49017, USA3698
6101 Highland Campus Drive, Austin, Texas 787523697
Pilsen, Chicago, IL, USA3696
North Lawndale, Chicago, IL, USA3695
Lincoln Square, Chicago, IL, USA3694
Englewood, Chicago, IL, USA3693
440 Clinton St, Detroit, MI 482263692
1901 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612, USA3691
2121 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60201, USA3690
1215 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA3689
908 Seward St, Evanston, IL 60202, USA3688
2100 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201, USA3687
2100 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201, USA3686
602 N. 20th St., Omaha, NE3677
Columbia College of Chicago - Hokin Gallery - 623 S Wabash Avenue, Chicago3679
4913 Weems, Moss Point, MS3680
388 9th Street, Suite 290, Oakland, CA 94607 3681
Hillsborough High School Library 3682
5080 Atlantic Ave, Mays Landing, NJ 08330, USA3683
Selma-Dallas County Public Library 1103 Selma Ave, Selma, AL 367033676
Selma-Dallas County Public Library 1103 Selma Ave, Selma, AL 367033675
145 Holden St. Minneapolis, MN3678
525 West 120th Street New York, NY 100273664
Norfolk State University, L. Douglas Wilder Center, 700 Park Ave, VA 235043663
2400 Reading Rd. Cincinnati, OH 452023656
222 North Street, Jackson MS 3657
Edmundite Mission BOSCO, 1107B Griffin Avenue, Selma, AL, 367033658
Edmundite Mission BOSCO 1107B Griffin Avenue, Selma, AL 367033659
Selma-Dallas County Public Library 1103 Selma Ave, Selma, AL 367033660
J. Erik Jonsson Central Library 1515 Young Street Dallas, TX 752013654
Woodford County Library, 115 North Main Street, Versailles KY 403831801
100 River Market Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 1803
70 W. Hedding St. San Jose Ca. The Government Center at Isaac Newton Senter1804
Teachers College, Columbia University 525 West 120th Street New York, NY 100271807
350 Martin Luther King Blvd. Newark, NJ 071021810
950 E. Pecan Rd., Phoenix, Az 850401799
2746 Gattis School Road, Round Rock, TX. 78664 1811
1200 President Clinton Avenue Little Rock, AR 722011794
Virginia Museum of History & Culture 428 N Arthur Ashe Boulevard Richmond, Virginia 232201793
350 South Fifth Street, Minneapolis, MN 554141792
500 Woodlane St, Little Rock, AR 722011771
601 W Maple St, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA1764
Los Angeles, CA, USA1766
The California Endowment - Suite C (2nd floor) 1000 North Alameda Street Los Angeles, CA, 900121767
Long Beach Nonprofit Center 3515 Linden Avenue Long Beach, CA 908071768
70 Chalmers Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA1762
Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica, Forbes Hall 1260 18th Street Santa Monica, CA, 904041765
333 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48933, USA1761
Los Angeles, 900391769
Studio Two Three, 3300 W. Clay St, Richmond VA1578
304 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA1577
Studio Two Three 3300 W. Clay St. Richmond, VA1576
Black Iris Social Club 321 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 1575
The Healing Hub 916 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd. Richmond, VA1574
Studio Two Three, 3300 W Clay St, Richmond VA1572
Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU, 601 W Broad St, Richmond VA1571
Maymont Park 1700 Hampton St. Richmond, VA Garden Hall1570
Institute for Comteportary Art at VCU 601 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA1501
Black Iris Social Club, 321 W. Broad St., Richmond CA1347
601 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220, USA1346
114 W Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23220, USA1343
It is not the responsibility of one person, one group, or even one organization to drive this work. The responsibility belongs to all of us to participate in these honest, powerful and moving experiences and, pursue this journey together. Through racial healing, we can all forge deep, meaningful relationships, lay the groundwork to transform broken systems, and create a world in which, together, we are a new force for positive change.
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