2025 2025
January 21

NATIONAL DAY OF RACIAL HEALING

The National Day of Racial Healing is a time to contemplate our shared values and create the blueprint together for #HowWeHeal from the effects of racism. Launched on January 16, 2024, 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.

Nationwide

January 16, 2024
January 19, 2024
January 16, 2024
February 23, 2024
February 23, 2024
January 16, 2024
January 22, 2024
Nationwide (Virtual)
January 14, 2024
Nationwide (Virtual)
January 12, 2024
Nationwide (Virtual)
January 13, 2024
Nationwide (Virtual)
January 16, 2024
January 28, 2024
January 16, 2024

Alaska

Anchorage (Virtual)
January 16, 2024

Arizona

January 13, 2024
January 14, 2024

Arkansas

February 8, 2024

California

Boulder Creek (Virtual)
January 16, 2024
January 14, 2024
January 17, 2024
Sacramento (Virtual)
January 18, 2024
Los Angeles
November 13, 2023
Los Angeles
October 9, 2023
West Sacramento
January 16, 2024
January 16, 2024
January 16, 2024
January 17, 2024

Hawaii

January 16, 2024
January 16, 2024

Illinois

January 16, 2024
January 24, 2024
January 16, 2024
January 17, 2024
January 16, 2024
January 15, 2024
January 16, 2024
January 23, 2024
January 16, 2024
Freeport (Virtual)
January 13, 2024
Chicago (Virtual)
January 16, 2024
January 16, 2024
January 17, 2024
Macomb
January 23, 2024

Indiana

Michigan’s city
January 21, 2024

Iowa

January 16, 2024

Louisiana

January 18, 2024
January 24, 2024
January 15, 2024
January 16, 2024
January 16, 2024
January 16, 2024
January 17, 2024
January 14, 2024
January 16, 2024

Maryland

Upper Marlboro
May 18, 2024
January 16, 2024

Michigan

January 19, 2024
January 15, 2024
Wyoming
January 16, 2024
January 16, 2024
January 17, 2024
January 15, 2024
January 16, 2024
Detroit (Virtual)
January 16, 2024
January 16, 2024
January 16, 2024
January 16, 2024

Minnesota

January 16, 2024
January 14, 2024
Minneapolis (Virtual)
January 16, 2024

Mississippi

Gulfport
December 9, 2023
January 16, 2024

Missouri

April 7, 2024
Clinton
January 16, 2024

Montana

January 15, 2024

Nebraska

Nevada

January 27, 2024

New Jersey

New Mexico

Albuquerque
January 18, 2024
Albuquerque
January 15, 2024
January 16, 2024
January 16, 2024

New York

January 16, 2024
Albany (Virtual)
December 16, 2023
January 18, 2024
January 18, 2024
January 13, 2024
February 1, 2024
February 1, 2024

North Carolina

Haw River (Virtual)
January 16, 2024
January 16, 2024
Charlotte
January 16, 2024
January 13, 2024
January 16, 2024
February 17, 2024
January 16, 2024
January 16, 2024
January 16, 2024
January 16, 2024

Ohio

January 16, 2024
January 16, 2024
January 16, 2024
Alliance
January 16, 2024
January 17, 2024

Oklahoma

January 20, 2024

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

January 16, 2024
January 16, 2024

South Carolina

January 16, 2024
January 16, 2024

Tennessee

January 16, 2024
January 29, 2024
January 16, 2024

Utah

January 16, 2024

Wisconsin

GET YOUR ACTION KITS!

Thinking of planning an event for the National Day of Racial Healing? These guides offer suggestions for creating engaging racial healing experiences for children, in professional settings and among policymakers.

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Conversation

This annual observance is hosted by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) and was created with and builds on the work and learnings of the Truth, Racial Healing & 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.


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WHAT IS

RACIAL
HEALING

Racial healing is the experience shared by people when they speak openly and hear the truth about past wrongs and the negative impacts created by individual and systemic racism.

Racial healing helps to build trust among people and restores communities to wholeness, so they can work together on changing the systems and structures that affirm the inherent value of all people.

RACIAL
EQUITY

Racial equity is the condition where people of all races and ethnicities can live in a society where a person’s racial identity does not determine how they are treated nor predict life outcomes.

Achieving racial equity requires both systems transformation and racial healing.

Our partners at NBCUniversal are documenting powerful stories from communities across the country where people are working together to create lasting change. We invite you to watch the digital series “Changing the Narrative.”

This introductory episode hosted by Zinhle Essamuah features an exclusive interview with W.K. Kellogg Foundation President and CEO La June Montgomery Tabron on the origins of racial healing and the ongoing work required to achieve racial equity.

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