African Americans have a long history of Christianity as their belief system, however many African Americans in current American society question Christianity as the “healing balm” for their souls and/or answer to life in a society embedded with racism against African Americans. Dr Antipas Harris, Black History Month speaker, enlightens African Americans through social, theological, and historical examination of Christianity as it relates to justice, identity, culture, and racial healing.

The City of St. Louis Park, St. Louis Park Community Education, St. Louis Park Public Schools and Benilde St. Margaret's are partnering to host the second annual National Day of Racial Healing event. This program is an opportunity for children, teens, neighbors, and community members to learn about each other’s diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and lived experiences. All are invited to participate in the community conversation. The program is free, and dinner will be provided. Please register in advance.

The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service Center on Community Philanthropy will announce the recipient of the 2024 Advancing Equity Award at the 7th Advancing Equity Awards Gala, commemorating the National Day of Racial Healing on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at 5:30 pm CST at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, AR. The Advancing Equity Award is a national award given to grassroots organizations, nonprofits, for profits, individuals or faith-based groups, who demonstrate innovative ways to promote equity and inclusion in their communities. This award seeks to encourage those who, are working to address inequalities and advance progress towards racial equity.

As a Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center and a campus committed to becoming a Native Hawaiian Place of Learning, we intentionally pause each year on January 17th to mark the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom. During this time, we also honor the National Day of Racial Healing and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With all this to guide us, let’s collectively explore what it has meant, continues to mean, and could mean in the future to experience Hawai‘i as our home aloha, our beloved home.

We do this by engaging in the following questions:

What has made it both beautiful as well as challenging to call Hawai‘i home:
What can the lessons from these experiences mean for the Hawai‘i we want to shape as home for our children and grandchildren?
We will pause and engage together January 16-18, 2024 by sharing stories, listening deeply, creating art, making connections, building relationships, and sharing meals together.

Our pause is inspired and shaped by the following quotes:
“Never cease to act because you fear you may fail.” – Queen Liliʻuokalani

“…the end is the creation of the beloved community. It is this type of spirit and this type of love that can transform opposers into friends. It is this type of understanding goodwill that will transform the deep gloom of the old age into the exuberant gladness of the new age. It is this love which will bring about miracles in the hearts of men.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“What will your community look like when racism has been jettisoned?” – W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Austin Public Library Celebrates Third Annual 2024 National Day Of Racial Healing !

GovState National Day of Racial Healing event will include a keynote speaker, racial healing beads, a little book on racial healing, and a racial healing circle.

The week will begin on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 with a speech by the Mayor and some local performances by Flamenco dancers and other Albuquerque artists.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, January 17th and 18th, Explora will host field trips for local Minority Student Unions. During the entire month of January, the museum exhibits will be embellished with Biographies and pictures of minority scientists who discovered, invented, or re-defined our knowledge of the exhibit in front of us. The entire city will be able to learn about our true shared history, and acknowledge (and thank!) those who have historically been ignored and overlooked in scientific fields. Also at the museum, you'll find local artists and artisans creating and sharing their art in a variety of forms; including protest art, screen-printing, muralism, and storytelling.
On Sunday, January 21st, we will conclude the week with a Teen Summit, where Albuquerque Teens will gather to connect, discuss, and grow together.

This gathering takes advantage of the holiday season to bridge the socio-economic & racial divide between four diverging neighborhoods. Set in a geographic context emblematic of the stronghold of gerrymandering, our goal is to celebrate diversity by demonstrating the deep-seated intersectionality between the “haves” and the “haves (differently).” Please join us!

Rest & Play: A Joyful Path to Healing from Racism

In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Wayne State University campus collaborates every January to host this National Day of Healing from Racism event. We learn how to talk about racism's impact and how to use practices to guide us in healing from racism.

This day-long event is free to attend and open to all from 10 am to 6 pm.

We are planning a school wide event rooted in how music has healed Black folks, folks of color, and different cultures. This event shares about Dr. King, his ministry and his relationship with Mahalia Jackson – the story, the music… and goes on to a more inclusive landing, ending with a school wide/community wide sing-a-long.