The National Day of Racial Healing centers around experiences rooted in truth-telling, offering people, organizations and communities a day set aside for racial healing, bringing people together to take collective action for a more just and equitable world. It was started by the Kellogg Foundation in 2017 to bring the community together for conversations about how we heal from the effects of racism. This day is observed every year on the Tuesday after MLK day. This year, the National Day of Racial Healing falls on January 18.
This year, the City of St. Paul, City of Minneapolis, City of Brooklyn Park, Ramsey County, and Hennepin County are partnering to bring a community cross government event to recognize the National Day of Racial Healing. Racism impacts all of us and we believe we need to create more safe spaces for our collective healing.
This community event is intended to bring people together and strengthen relationships between local governments and community members. We will discuss the racial equity work happening in our local governments and share resources for racial healing. There will be time for questions and answers as well as guided mediations.