January 21 has been designated a National Day of Racial Healing by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation as part of their Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation effort. The American Library Association (ALA) is joining forces on this.
“On Jan. 21, 2020, we invite everyone to join us for the fourth annual National Day of Racial Healing – rooted in experiences for truth telling and trust building that lead to racial healing for a more just and equitable future. Racial healing is not only important, it is essential. Because healing is at the heart of racial equity.”
“The National Day of Racial Healing (NDORH) is an opportunity for people, organizations and communities across the United States to call for racial healing, bring people together in their common humanity and take collective action to create a more just and equitable world.”
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“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.”
The Castleton University Library is compiling relevant resources on a guide called
One way to get involved for students, faculty and staff here at CU is to join the public Canvas course CU See Me. Castleton’s Access and Equity Committee is supporting this campaign to celebrate the diversity of our campus community and encourage curiosity about each other’s stories.