The Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) enterprise, led by W.K. Kellogg Foundation, is supporting events across Michigan and the U.S. for the National Day of Racial Healing. Communities across the country will participate in activities, events, and actions to heal the wounds created by racial, ethnic, and religious bias and build an equitable and just society so that all children can thrive.
Find out ways you can get involved in the National Day of Racial Healing within your community and on social: http://healourcommunities.org/ndorh-2018/
Events & Activities in Lansing, MI:
One Lansing Lunch and Learn About Affordable Housing extends a special invitation to area realtors to engage in dialogue about making fair and affordable house accessible to all. The luncheon is from 11:30am-1pm with dialogue continuing until 2:30pm. Open to the public. Contact Angela Waters Austin for more information at 517.410.1014 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
One Lansing Dinner & Dialogue inviting the community to share stories with their neighbors on topics designed to challenge us to think critically and tap into compassion for our neighbors. Dinner will be served at 5:30 with dialogue continuing until 8pm. Open to the public. Contact Angela Waters Austin for more information at 517.410.1014 or email: email@example.com
One Lansing Voices of Racial Healing is a commemorative collection of music contributed by local artists celebrating love, unity and humanity. A limited number of CDs will be available for distribution at the One Lansing Dinner & Dialogue. The collection will be available online as a living playlist to which artists will be invited to add their voices. Contact Angela Waters Austin for more information at 517.410.1014 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Events & Activities in Kalamazoo, MI:
Reclaiming Native History and Culture 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Arcus Center at Kalamazoo College - Join us for a discussion of Native American-themed mascots in collegiate and professional sports and the impact on students of this type of institutional racism. We will also screen a short documentary by the Wisconsin Indian Education Association about the history of such mascots from the Native perspective. RSVP to email@example.com for lunch.
Healing Internalized Oppressions 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Arcus Center at Kalamazoo College - What are the connections between healing generational trauma, violence in our communities, and internalized oppression? How does it affect our work, family and personal lives? How do we get away from blaming and shaming ourselves throughout the healing process? Join us for this workshop led by nationally-renowned organizer, educator, and curator Mariame Kaba. (@prisonculture)
Events & Activities in Battle Creek, MI:
Battle Creek’s city leaders plan to issue a new proclamation to recognize the National Day of Racial Healing and to support ongoing work in an effort to heal the wounds created by racial, ethnic and religious bias and build an equitable and just society where all children can thrive. To commemorate this day, several events will be taking place throughout the City of Battle Creek.
Between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm we will hold a collective demonstration to highlight the importance of love by engaged the hearts of all people as a first step toward racial healing – email BattleCreekTRHT@gmail.com to become involved in this initiative
Between the hours of 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. at the W.K. Kellogg Auditorium, activities will continue with an event to engage local high school youth in the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation initiative. Attendees will include the Battle Creek Central High School student body and senior students from Lakeview, Harper Creek and Pennfield high schools. Attendees will participate in an afternoon of entertainment and interaction, lending to a thought-provoking experience for young people in the City of Battle Creek. Specific activities include a blessing by Huron-Potawonami Nottawasseppi tribal members, spoken word and musical performances by various entertainers and a short presentation by LaJune Montgomery Tabron regarding the intense need for racial healing work in our community. This event will be live streamed and presented on the AccessVision, the local public access TV channel.
At 5:30 pm at the Battle Creek’s City Commission meeting, the mayor will confer the proclamation for “A National Day of Racial Healing.”