National Day of Racial Healing
The National Day of Racial Healing, on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 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 builds on the work and learnings of the Truth, Racial Healing, and 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. You can watch activities occurring all day across the country at https://healourcommunities.org.
On Tuesday evening, at 6 p.m., Dominican University will host a program including a discussion by President Donna Carroll and River Forest Village President Cathy Adduci on the recently approved partnership between the university and Village, committing both to combat racial and social inequity. The program will also honor Dominican students who have been engaged with social justice initiatives and end with facilitated racial healing circles in partnership with the St. Luke Peace and Justice Committee and the Maywood Public Library.