What is the National Day of Racial Healing?
According to organizers,
The National Day of Racial Healing is a time to contemplate our shared values and create the blueprint together for #HowWeHeal from the effects of racism. Launched on Jan. 17, 2017, it is an opportunity to bring ALL people together in their common humanity and inspire collective action to create a more just and equitable world.
This annual observance is hosted by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) and was created with and builds on the work and learnings of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) community partners. Fundamental to this day is a clear understanding that racial healing is at the core of racial equity. This day is observed every year on the Tuesday following Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
How can I take part in the National Day of Racial Healing?
- Borrow books from the library that address racism.
- Register to attend the upcoming Library program The Holocaust: Our Duty to Remember - But What?
- Watch the digital mini-series “Changing the Narrative,” produced by NBCUniversal. The series features stories from communities across the country where people are working togther to create lasting change. Full series: Changing the Narrative Digital Series | National Day of Racial Healing (healourcommunities.org)
- Check out the National Day of Healing YouTube page.
- Learn more about the National Day of Healing and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and their work at National Day of Racial Healing 2023 - W.K. Kellogg Foundation (healourcommunities.org).