Date: January 17, 2023
This is a day of your own making. In conjunction with the Kellogg Foundation 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.
From coast to coast, communities observe the National Day of Racial Healing in unique and meaningful ways. In the weeks leading up to the day, WKKF and TRHT organizations share ideas for taking action that supports the National Day of Racial Healing. Everyone can bring racial healing into their homes, communities and institutions; ideas shared include action kits for students, parents, educators, faith & spiritual communities and within the health, business and philanthropy sectors.
While conceived of for January 17, your events can be planned beyond that date and can be practiced internationally. Please let us know of how you participated in the National Day of Racial Healing by sending us a note to the Charter for Compassion.