The National Day of Racial Healing is part of Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation

Connect. Build relationships. Bridge divides.

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7th annual National Day of Racial Healing
January 17, 2023

How to participate

  • Watch the primetime townhalls on MSNBC and Noticias Telemundo, broadcast in partnership with NBCUniversal.
  • Hold a racial healing conversation around your dinner table or in a community space. Download our conversation guide.
  • Host an event that brings people together, cultivates trust, builds relationships or tells true stories about your community or organization’s racial past.

Invite your friends, family, neighbors and colleagues from different backgrounds.

Racial Healing

  • Restores individuals and communities to wholeness
  • Repairs the damage caused by racism
  • Facilitates trust
  • Builds authentic relationships
  • Bridges divides

Racial healing is at the heart of racial equity – the people work that leads to community, organizational and systems transformation.  

Community creativity on the National Day of Racial Healing

The healing power of art. In Richmond, VA, Initiatives of Change hosted Something’s in the Water. Two days, 400 people, classes in drawing, printmaking, hip hop, West African dance and zydeco. Together children, youth, adults and elders created a multimedia arts installation and a unique cross-racial social space.

The healing power of remembering. In Selma, AL, the Black Belt Community Foundation chartered a bus to the Equal Justice Initiative Museum and Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery. Multi-generational travelers learned more about Selma’s history of segregation and racial violence.

The healing power of story. In Chicago, the Woods Fund partnered with two premiere cultural institutions – the Goodman Theater and the National Museum of Mexican Art – to host Sisters in Story. Fifteen women from diverse backgrounds shared memories of racialized experiences in front of a standing-room-only crowd.

Bring racial healing to your community

Start the dialogue on racial healing in your community by using our conversation guide and additional resources.

Learn how to create and engage in racial healing conversations

Inspire your peers and community to take meaningful action.

Spark conversation and change with your students

Inspire your students to stand up for racial equity and speak out against racism.

Get the word out in your community and invest in racial healing

Engage your community and peer funders and support racial healing.

Be a hub for conversations about racial healing

Create space for conversations about racial healing, equity and transformation in your community.

Illuminate a path for racial healing in your organization

Find ideas to connect the spirit of faith to the heart of racial equity.

Lead your organization down the path of racial healing

Advocate for racial healing within your organization and sector and engage colleagues and co-workers in conversations about racial equity and transformation.

Build community power through art

Explore how artists, culture-bearers, media-makers and journalists support racial healing, change narratives and influence perspectives.

Learn about the ways that racism impacts health

Break down barriers to health equity and build a more equitable workforce in the field.

Action Kits

Bring racial healing to schools, libraries, parks and recreation centers, and faith communities – or use these ideas as inspiration for your brainstorming.

Use these ideas and resources to bring racial healing to your company or local business sector, foundations & nonprofits and healthcare settings. Plus – tips for how artists & media-makers can honor the day.

For Everyone

Bring racial healing to your community.

Start the dialogue on racial healing in your community by using our conversation guide and additional resources.

Students

Learn how to create and engage in racial healing conversations
Inspire your peers and community to take meaningful action.

Educators

Spark conversation and change with your students

Inspire your students to stand up for racial equity and speak out against racism.

Philanthropy

Get the word out in your community and invest in racial healing

Engage your community and peer funders and support racial healing.

libraries

Be a hub for conversations about racial healing
Create space for conversations about racial healing, equity and transformation in your community.

Faith & Spiritual ambassadors

Illuminate a path for racial healing in your organization
Find ideas to connect the spirit of faith to the heart of racial equity.

Business Leaders

Lead your organization down the path of racial healing

Advocate for racial healing within your organization and sector and engage colleagues and co-workers in conversations about racial equity and transformation.

Arts, Culture and Media

Build community power through art
Explore how artists, culture-bearers, media-makers and journalists support racial healing, change narratives and influence perspectives.

Health Equity

Learn about the ways that racism impacts health

Break down barriers to health equity and to build a more equitable workforce in the field.

STAY CONNECTED

Sign up to stay engaged and continue the conversations beyond the National Day of Racial Healing.

STAY CONNECTED

Sign up to stay engaged and continue the conversations beyond the National Day of Racial Healing.
The National Day of Racial Healing is part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial, Healing & Transformation efforts.

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Join us for the live premiere of the National Day of Racial Healing on Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. EST / Noon PST.

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