Thursday, January 18th throughout the Young Audiences Charter School YACS in Louisiana network. We will engage in a Collective Breath for Racial Healing – during morning announcements we will guide our students at each YACS campus in a collective breath.

Join the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for a discussion on race and how it impacts everyone! This will be in honor of the National Day of Racial Healing!

A self-care workshop focusing on Historically Excluded and Racially Oppressed (HERO) Graduate Students with Dr. Diandra Prescod.

Soil & Soul invites teens and adults to a special session of Sunday Mindfulness Club. See how inner resources and mental models fueled the Civil Rights Revolution, including stillness, movement, and song. Enjoy light bites after the activity.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024- 5 to 7 pm. Lowell Campus, Federal Building, Assembly Room Please let us know you will be attending in person by registering here. MCC is joining efforts with Suffolk University to host a hybrid event to connect, build relationships and bridge divides featuring a fireside chat with Actor, Director and Playwright Jacqueline Parker, moderated by Felicia Wiltz. The National Day of Racial Healing is a special day to acknowledge the values we share, build trust in each other, form genuine connections and inspire collective action that furthers #HowWeHeal from the effects of racism. You can visit to learn more about opportunities to advance racial healing and racial equity in our community.

A virtual racial healing circle hosted by the only community college in the State of MN with a nationally designated Truth, Racial Healing, Transformation Center, led by Chief Diversity Officer Dr. "Eda" Rassheedah Watts. Through her international DEI work with the U.S. State Dept of Education & Cultural Affairs, this circle will include participants from Pakistan (9:00 p.m. PKT) and Scotland (4:00 p.m. UK). Join us for a memorable global healing circle. Requirements: Please have your cameras on and audio working and arrive promptly at or before the start time of 10:00 am CST, USA. To maintain the integrity of our circle, participants are asked to stay for the entire duration, and virtual doors will close soon after the start time to minimize disruption. Contact: Learn more.

Join us for the National Day of Racial Healing on Tuesday, January 16, in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Campus Center. We will be screening the film “Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America” at 10:45 a.m. After the film, stay for a dialogue with Jeffery Robinson, executive director of the Who We Are Project.

In honor of the 8th Annual National Day of Racial Healing, Elms College's Cynthia A. Lyons Center for Equity in Urban Education (CEUE) is hosting an event entitled, #GOODScholars: Creating Educational Spaces of Hope for Racial Healing. Dr. Tyra Good, Inaugural Executive Director of the CEUE, and Timothy Jones, CEUE Visiting Scholar, will lead a critical discussion focused on examining racism and structured inequities within school systems and an educator's role in creating equity-centered trauma-informed educational spaces. This event will serve as the launch of the CEUE's "GOOD Educators Connect" Book discussion of, Becoming Culturally Responsive Educators: 5 Necessary Action Steps by Dr. Jahkari H. Taylor.

The event will be held on Saturday, January 13th from 10:30 am-12 noon in the Mary Dooley College Center, Room 101.

We’ll be honoring the legacy of one of our nation’s most influential figures for justice and equity with readings, interactive activities, dancing, snacks, and more!

2024 MLK Day Children’s Celebration

Monday, January 15, 10am – 1pm

Book Readings:

10am – This Little Voter by Ann Bonnie

Read by Stephanie Thomas, 2023 Women of Achievement Honoree.

11am – Who Are Your People by Bakari Sellers

Read by Ismail Smith-Wade-El, Pennsylvania State Representative.

YWCA Lancaster
110 N Lime St. Lancaster PA 17602

To mark the eighth annual National Day of Racial Healing, we are joining together as AAC&U Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Centers—Spelman College, Sewanee: The University of the South, and Mount Holyoke College—along with the Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute for Justice and Human Rights and the Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership at Morehouse College to host award-winning author Clint Smith in conversation with undergraduate students eager to deepen our understanding of how we can hold the pain and possibilities of racial healing together.