Artists and Cultural Institutions
National Day of Racial Healing 2024
11:30 AM
Hosted By: College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
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 Jan. 17, 2017, 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. 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.

All events will be in person at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center and streaming via Zoom. You are registering for the afternoon events.

JANUARY 16, 2024

7:30-9:30 join the Environmental Professionals Network for a keynote and dialogue with Dr. Gail Meyers. Dr. Myers will present a talk, “Recognition of historical injustices in agriculture and the importance of environmental experiences for racial healing”

11:30-12:00 Lunch

12:00-1:15 Dr. Alia Dietch, Associate Professor, presenting, “The healing power of nature and public lands”

1:30-2:45 Kip Holley, presenting, “Cultural Humility as part of racial healing”