Racial Healing and Reconciliation in the 21st Century: A Community Forum

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What is racial healing? What is racial reconciliation? What stories have we been told? Reflect and explore together on January 16th.

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In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the National Day of Racial Healing, Eastside For All and the Eastside Race and Leadership Coalition invite you to a virtual community forum featuring Mr. Delbert Richardson, Community Scholar, Ethnomuseumologist, Second Generation Storyteller, and Creator of the National Awarding Winning American History Traveling Museum: The Unspoken Truths.


  • 2013 National Campus Compact Newman Fellows Award
  • 2017 National Education Assoc. (NEA) Human and Civil Rights Award
  • 2019 Seattle Mayor Arts Award
  • 2019 Seattle Crosscut Courage in Culture Award
  • 2020 Assoc. of King County Org. (AKCHO) Heritage Education Award
  • 2020-2021 National Marquis Who's Who Award

All community members high school age and up are welcome to attend.

Intention and Goals:

  • Reflect on the meaning of "racial healing and reconciliation" through historical grounding, storytelling, and small group conversations.
  • Connect with community members who are on similar and different journeys.
  • Experience brave and gracious space for connecting and learning.
  • Get resources for taking action in your local sphere of influence.

What's required of us as individuals and as community members?

For additional information or accommodations request, please contact or call 206-709-3948.

Please Note: Except for the small group conversations, the event will be recorded.

Summit participation is free. You'll have the option to provide a donation when you register. Contributions go toward event expenses and other aligned efforts that support community-building, anti-racist education, and social justice advocacy in East King County. Thank you!

What People Are Saying

Comments from Attendees at the East King County Race and Equity Summit with Delbert Richardson on 9/26/20:

  • "Thanks for giving insight into the racial history of the Eastside specifically and emphasizing that racism is not a thing of the past or geographically confined to the Southern US - it’s everywhere, and it will take real work to unlearn it. Delbert's teachings are key to understanding."
  • "'Transform means you can't go back.' Thank you, Mr. Richardson!"
  • "Thank you for sharing the truth that is so overlooked and often hidden. We appreciate you!"
  • "Chat groups were helpful - I would encourage everyone to participate if you're in a small group!"
  • "The Eastside coming together is HUGE."
  • "The complexity/intersectionality/enormity of the issues at hand can be overwhelming. It helped to hear how others are approaching these important topics."
  • "I have gratitude for the overwhelming work being done by the people in this meeting to be antiracist."
  • "The hope I didn't know I needed so badly-- just how many individuals and groups are working throughout East King County. I'm glad to know you all!"

Learn more about the National Day of Racial Healing (January 19th), presented by Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation.

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