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5th Annual National Day of Racial Healing

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A free virtual event for people to come together in unity and solidarity with the youth movement for racial justice & collective healing.

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The 5th Annual National Day of Racial Healing, Tuesday, January 19, is a day for people to come together in unity and solidarity with the youth movement for racial justice and to collectively heal. NDORH 2021 is a free, immersive, virtual event that promotes cultural healing practices and multi-cultural drumming performances to guide and set the tone for Racial Healing Circles. Action groups will be formed to foster alliances among participants to support the youth movement to repair the harm caused by racist systems, policies and practices against Black, Native and Brown people.

Please make a note of the email address you register with! You will need this same email to log in to the event on January 19th. Maximum 600 registrants.

What Is Racial Healing?

Racial healing recognizes the need to acknowledge and tell the truth about past wrongs created by individual and systemic racism and address the present consequences. We believe it is essential that before transforming systems and structures we must first transform ourselves.

What is a Racial Healing Circle?

A Racial Healing Circle is a session led by trained Racial Healing Practitioners consisting of both group interactions and smaller, more intimate conversations. The experience relies on intentional listening and opening your heart space to unearth truths and conscious and unconscious biases. Participating in Racial Healing Circles can also raise awareness, consciousness, compassion, and empathy among those who participate. Racial Healing Practitioners are trained to ensure that the circles are confidential and safe spaces for participants to have truthful conversations with one another.

What are Affinity Circles?

Due to the heightened emotional stress caused by the pandemic and these racially charged times, TRHT offers Racial Healing Circles based on ethnicity to best service all of our communities. There are three types of affinity circles:

- BLACK: Solidarity circles for people of Black African descent, and for people who identify as Black to come together and explore their shared humanity and what it means to heal from the traumas of racism.

- BIPOC: Solidarity circles for Blacks, Indigenous/Native, LatinX, Asian, Pacific Islander, mixed race, etc. non-white People of Color (BIPOC) to come together and explore their shared humanity and what it means to heal from the traumas of racism.

- WHITE: Racial healing circles for White people to gather in truth, explore White privilege and confront the impact of racism.

During the registration process, you will be asked to select the affinity group in which you identify.

TRHT

Launched in 2017, Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Greater Chicago is a cross sector, community-driven process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism. TRHT Greater Chicago is one of 14 other sites across the country, catalyzed and supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) as a part of its national TRHT initiative. Learn more at www.transformchi.com.

Email TRHT@transformchi.com with any questions.

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