Next week is the National Day of Racial Healing. The National Day of Racial Healing is a time for contemplation and collective action on #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.
From coast to coast, communities observe the National Day of Racial Healing in unique and meaningful ways. In the weeks leading up to the day, WKKF and TRHT organizations share ideas for taking action that supports National Day of Racial Healing. Everyone can bring racial healing into their homes, communities and institutions; ideas shared include action kits for students, parents, teachers, faith & spiritual communities and within the business and philanthropy sectors.
The fifth annual National Day of Racial Healing is Jan. 19, 2021. Like so many leaders and organizations that have creatively pivoted their in-person events to virtual formats throughout the pandemic, HealOurCommunities.org is offering many activities, tools and resources in action kits for virtual participation.