Heal Communities

Racial Healing

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Together we can uncover truths and heal our communities.

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Racial Healing is foundational in the co-creation of a transformative community. Racial Healing is for all, regardless of our identities. When we heal, we are not only healing ourselves as individuals. We are healing our ancestors, families, and community  for the future generations. We use the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Framework and weave racial healing and narrative change within the other pillars, separation, economy, and law. Through this, we are able to repair relationships, reclaim our power, and activate community to achieve policy change that will create transformative systems change across the state of Michigan. 

Racial Healing Practitioners

Our Racial Healing Practitioners are trained facilitators who create brave spaces and guide participants through Racial Healing Circles and Virtual Healing Experiences.

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Signature Event

National Day of Racial Healing

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. This day is observed every year on the Tuesday following Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 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.
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Expanding Our Horizons

Expanding Our Horizons is a carefully crafted event designed to spark transformative experiences, fostering trust and understanding among diverse sectors and communities. By sharing personal stories, experiences, and valuable information, our goal is to strengthen relationships, cultivate mutual respect, and deepen understanding between institutions and the communities they serve.

How We Heal

Host a Racial Healing Circle

The costs below is the cost for one Racial Healing Circle or a Virtual Healing Experience up to 20 participants. If the organization opts for three or more Racial Healing Circles or Virtual Healing Experiences, we will offer discounted rates. Please complete the Racial Healing Circle Interest Form if you have any questions.

Cost Sliding Scale Organizational Annual Budget
$600

Solidarity Rate: For organizations that are smaller scaled. If this rate is still inaccessible to your organization we encourage you to still connect with us.

$100,000 or less
$1,200

True Rate: Reflects the genuine expense level required for us to reach a breakeven point after covering all our costs.

Between $100,000 - $500,000
$2,000

Justice Rate: Entails covering the 'True Rate' cost along with a modest additional amount to further support our work.

Between $500,000 - $1.5 Million
$4,000

Reconciliation Rate: Signifies contributing an equitable amount for organizations that have historically benefited from structural advantages and wealth accessibility.

Between $1.5 Million - 3 Million
$6,000

Reparations Rate: Signifies contributing an equitable amount for organizations that have excessively benefited from structural advantages and have wealth accessibility.

Over $3 Million

Financial Transparency: When MTC generates a profit at the Justice, Reconciliation and Reparations rates, the profits will be allocated across three categories: 20% will be directed to the TRHT Endowment, 30% will support our general operations, and the remaining 50% will be earmarked for subsidizing Racial Healing Circles and Virtual Healing Experiences for organizations meeting the criteria for the Solidarity Rate.

Practitioner Interest Form

Racial Healing Practitioner Interest

Racial Healing Circle Interest

Racial Healing Circle Request Form

Practitioner Login

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.