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The Michigan Transformation Collective catalyzes racial healing and narrative change to transform the community from a system of harmful human hierarchies into one of hope, courage, and love.

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Blueprint for Peace

Blueprint for Peace takes a public health approach to gun violence reduction by creating actionable steps that complement traditional criminal justice strategies and recognize social determinants of health as drivers of gun violence.

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Racial Healing

Through the Racial Healing Circle method, people connect over topics rarely discussed. By listening, learning, and connecting, we uncover truths about racism and the different ways it harms us and others in the community.

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Advocacy

Transformative systems change, locally and across Michigan, is necessary to achieve our goals. We work with local and statewide coalitions to influence public priorities and spending.

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The Michigan Transformation Collective catalyzes Racial Healing and Narrative Change to Transform the community from a system of harmful hierarchies into one of Hope, Courage, and Love.

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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.