There will be a brief presentation on "Why Racial Healing Matters," followed by a conversation among and with panelists discussing this topic. There will be presentations by people who will tell personal stories about "Growing Up/Being Black in Freeport, IL. There will be presentations on the intergenerational truama carried by black and white persons. Break-out sessions will give attendees the opportunity to have deep learning and conversations with the presenters. The event will include opporunties for establishing and building relationships.