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National Day of Racial Healing

Save the date for the 8th National Day of Racial Healing. CFAES along with University Libraries is sponsoring a day of events on January 16, 2024. 

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

All events will be in person at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center and streaming via Zoom. More information and registration links to follow. See below for the tentative agenda.

  • 7:30-9:30 join the Environmental Professionals Network for a keynote and dialogue with Dr. Gail Meyers. Dr. Myers will present a talk, “Recognition of historical injustices in agriculture and the importance of environmental experiences for racial healing”
  • 11:30-12:00 Lunch
  • 12:00-1:15 Dr. Alia Dietch, Associate Professor, presenting, “The healing power of nature and public lands”
  • 1:30-2:45 Kip Holley, presenting, “Cultural Humility as part of racial healing”

Reach out to Kathy Lechman.1 if you have questions.

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