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Community Racial Healing Circle: Juneteenth

The Racial Healing Circle process brings together individuals from varying identities and racial backgrounds in a curated space to share personal narratives and provide insight, understanding, and appreciation of one another. 

The circle provides the opportunity to engage the heart through truth telling and openness to listening to the experiences of others. By engaging at this level, we hope to illuminate past and current truths about the trauma and harm caused by racism, both individually and collectively. After a racial healing experience, we hope participants will be able to:

  • Gain new or clearer insight into the experiences of peers and how these experiences helped to create or maintain oppression, discrimination, and/or racism
  • Leave with a different relationship with each other
  • See the positive effects of being vulnerable through reflective storytelling

Snacks will be provided

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM Registration; *latecomers will not be allowed in after 10:15 AM

Date

Jun 15 2024
Expired!

Time

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

More Info

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Location

Riverview Launch
1523 Riverview Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008 US

Organizer

Michigan Transformation Collective
Email
team@mitransformation.org

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Racial Healing Circle Request Form

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What is Transformation?

Racial healing is at the heart of racial equity. Racial healing is about:

  • the people work that leads to the transformation of systems;
  • the telling of hard truths about past wrongs and present consequences;
  • repairing the harm of racism;
  • replacing the deeply held system that fuels racism with one that sees the inherent value of all people;
  • authentic relationship-building across real and perceived differences.

 

Without racial healing and building trust, changes in policies or practices are short-lived. Through healing and relationship-building, we can collectively develop new values that affect our everyday decisions in areas of policy making, hiring, education and housing – to name just a few.

What is Civic Health?

Racial healing is at the heart of racial equity. Racial healing is about:

  • the people work that leads to the transformation of systems;
  • the telling of hard truths about past wrongs and present consequences;
  • repairing the harm of racism;
  • replacing the deeply held system that fuels racism with one that sees the inherent value of all people;
  • authentic relationship-building across real and perceived differences.

 

Without racial healing and building trust, changes in policies or practices are short-lived. Through healing and relationship-building, we can collectively develop new values that affect our everyday decisions in areas of policy making, hiring, education and housing – to name just a few.

What is Racial Healing?

Racial healing refers to the process of addressing and repairing the harm caused by racial injustice, discrimination, and systemic oppression.

It involves acknowledging historical and present-day injustices, fostering understanding and empathy across racial divides, and promoting reconciliation, healing, and solidarity among individuals and communities.

Racial healing recognizes the deep-seated trauma and intergenerational impact of racism on individuals, families, and society as a whole, and seeks to create spaces for healing, dialogue, and transformative change.

It encompasses personal, interpersonal, and systemic dimensions, and involves both individual reflection and collective action to address the root causes of racial inequity and promote equity, justice, and belonging for all.

Racial healing is a proactive and ongoing process that requires commitment, compassion, and collaboration from individuals, communities, institutions, and society at large.