How do we show up for one another? It’s a question that is simple to
ask but complex in action. It’s a question we must ask in understanding
the role we play as individuals in our continued journey towards racial
equity. Because we understand that dismantling racism involves being
willing to ask questions --we would like to begin this work by inviting
you and members of our community to join us in the National Day of
Racial Healing, January 16, 2018.
the core of this work is uncovering the truth in communities and
organizations, acknowledging those truths, and moving beyond the past to
craft a new narrative for a national discourse where every person is
valued and respected. In embracing racial healing, we turn away from
centuries of racial hierarchy and toward a future that recognizes our
will be facilitated by Shannon Cohen & Stacy Stout. A
delicious supper will be provided for all attendees. The event
will be held in the southeast neighborhood of Grand Rapids at Dickinson
Elementary School, 448 Dickinson Street Southeast | Grand Rapids, MI 49507 from 5:30-8:00pm. Parking will be available on site.
Day of Racial Healing is a part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth,
Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) effort to dismantle
systemic racism– a national and community-based process to plan for and
bring about transformational and sustainable change, and to address the
historic and contemporary effects of racism.
Register for the event