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The Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Framework 

TRHT NATIONAL FRAMEWORK

Narrative  Change

Entertainment
Industry
Journalism &
News Media
Digital
Media
Publishing School
Curricula
Cultural
Institutions
Monuments,
Parks
RACIAL HEALING AND RELATIONSHIP BUILDING

Separation
Segregation, Colonizations &
Concentrated Poverty

  • Decolonization
  • Housing
  • Health
  • Arts &n Culture
  • Immigration & Migration
  • Education & Development

Law
Civil. Criminal & Public Policies

  • Law Enforcement
  • Safety
  • Criminal Justice
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Civil Justice
  • Mass Incarceration
  • Immigration & Migration
  • Education & Development

Economy
Structured Inequality & Barriers to Opportunity

  • Employment
  • Labor
  • Workforce
  • Wealth
  • Immigration & Migration
  • Education and Development

 

Vision and Mission

The Purpose of our Dominican University TRHT Campus Center (pdf)

Our 2022–2023 Team
Core Team

Precious Porras, VP for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Amy Omi, Project Coordinator for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
Joyce Mojica, Counselor, Wellness Center 
Tamara Bland, Interim Dean, Borra College of Health Sciences 
Beronica Avila, Assistant Librarian, Learning Commons 
Anthony (Tony) Dunbar, Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies 
Anne Deeter, Executive Director of Planning 
Sharon Ryan, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, University Advancement 
 
Core Team members meet twice a month and chair working groups focused on key TRHT action goals.   

Stakeholders

Stakeholders are staff, faculty, students, and community members interested in taking action to eliminate the effects of racism on campus and in the broader community. Stakeholders serve on working groups chaired by the Core team and meet once a month to build coalitions across departments and areas of interest.

Working Groups

Rx Racial Healing Circles, Marketing and Communication, Community Outreach, Budget and Resource Development, Curricular Engagement, Student Engagement, Evaluation, Affinity Groups, White Accountability Groups.

2022–2023 Action Goals 

Action Plan Draft (pdf)

2020–2021 Action Report

2020–21 Action Report (pdf)

Activities

Rx Racial Healing Circles

Rx Racial Healing Circles are grounded in and inspired by sacred indigenous practice. They are an experiential process by which, through story-telling and deep listening, we can embrace our common humanity, learn to see ourselves in one another, and approach difficult issues and needed policy changes through the lens of empathy and compassion. 

The purpose of an Rx Racial Healing Circle is to dismantle the false belief in a hierarchy of human value by: 

  • Providing opportunities to engage with perceived others for the purpose of building trust and deepening relationships. 
  • Enabling self-reflection and acknowledgment of one’s previously unquestioned assumptions and biases.    
  • Fostering positive learning and working environments. 
  • Elevating and deepening connection to one another's humanity.  

Be trained as a Rx Racial Healing circle keeper; contact Amy Omi 
Request a racial healing circle; contact Joyce Mojica

Affinity Circles

Affinity Circles are grounded in and inspired by sacred Indigenous practices. They are a safe space where listening, openness, and confidentiality are valued. There is no hierarchy in the circle. Everyone enters freely as equal partners exploring our common humanity. Affinity Circles are meant to enable the expression of concerns and needs unique to an identity group, with the goal of fostering inclusivity and highlighting a range of experiences. Affinity circles offer an opportunity to build relationships and foster community. 

Be trained as a circle keeper, contact Amy Omi  
Request an affinity circle, contact Joyce Mojica

White Accountability Groups

White Accountability Groups are for people who identify as white and/or have white skin privilege to explore how to recognize whiteness and white privilege, identify and interrupt internalized dominance, and collectively develop strategies for liberation and change. Small groups meet every semester for six sessions, over zoom, every other week on Mondays from 4:00–5:15 p.m. 

Sign up to participate, contact Amy Omi

National Day of Racial Healing

Established in 2017, this day is an opportunity for people, organizations, and communities across the United States to call for racial healing, bring people together in their common humanity, and take collective action to create a more just and equitable world. 

For more information, visit the links below:

2022 National Day of Racial Healing
Heal Our Communities National Day of Racial Healing

Resources 

Racial Equity Tools
Heal Our Communities