Spark racial healing conversations with W.K.Kellogg’s conversation guide and download additional resources. It is not the responsibility of one person, one group, or even one organization to drive this work. The responsibility belongs to all of us to participate in these honest, powerful, and moving experiences, and pursue this journey together. Through racial healing, we can all forge deep, meaningful relationships, lay the groundwork to transform broken systems, and create a world in which, together, we are a new force for positive change.
Bring racial healing to your own community with these ideas you can download and print.
CLICK HERE for a Conversation Guide for your Youth Council.
The National Day of Racial Healing is part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial, Healing & Transformation efforts.
Racial healing requires:
➢ Respectful truth-telling and dialogue
➢ Recognition and affirmation of people and their experiences
➢ Connectedness to individual cultures, histories, and practices
➢ The sense of agency, nurtured through racial justice activism
CLICK HERE to learn more at: https://healourcommunities.org/day-of-racial-healing/
ENGAGE YOUR INNER CIRCLE – FRIENDS, FAMILY, NEIGHBORS AND COLLEAGUES
➢ Are there people in your life with whom you’ve been wanting to discuss race or racism, but haven’t
known how? We’ve put together resources to help you host a conversation or racial healing circle from
your home or in a virtual setting. Whenever possible, invite people from different backgrounds and
cultures to join your conversation.
➢ Watch the YouTube Premiere of the National Day of Racial Healing virtual event together on Jan. 19,
2021 and discuss how the topics relate to your locality.
➢ Use our conversation guide to create an open, non-adversarial environment.
➢ Create posters with headings like “‘My Racial Healing Looks Like _____.” And ask people to fill in their
➢ Host a “Walk for Racial Healing” and invite as many people as possible to participate. Be sure to make
your event friendly to people of all ages and abilities and follow CDC guidelines.
SPARK CONVERSATION AMONG CHILDREN
➢ Get creative with kids by making homemade racial healing signs. Help them find a prominent place to
➢ Read books to the children in your life that affirm the identities and backgrounds of all children. Get
ideas from the American Library Association’s Unity, Kindness and Peace Reading List.
➢ Look for local and national organizations that help you learn to talk to your children about racism and
review their websites.
ACTIVATE YOUR SOCIAL NETWORK
➢ Show your support for racial healing on social media by using the hashtag #HowWeHeal.
➢ Create a short video addressing why racial healing is important to you and post it on Facebook,
Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat or other social networks. Be sure to use the hashtag
➢ Set up an online fundraiser for organizations in your area that work towards racial healing.
Racial healing is an ongoing process, supportive of wholeness in individuals, communities and societies. It
benefits all people because, regardless of background, we live in and are impacted by the narratives and
conditions present throughout this increasingly interconnected world. This process provides opportunities to
acknowledge the tremendous damage inflicted by individual and systemic racism. When grounded in respectful
truth and empathy and oriented toward equity, it has restorative potential to affirm the inherent value of all