January 21's National Day of Racial Healing (NDORH) offered people, organizations and communities across the United States opportunities to recognize the need for racial healing, and bring people together to take collective action for a more just and equitable world.
Racial healing is supported through:
• Respectful 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
Many people would like to talk about the impact of racism and [the need for racial healing] in our country, but don’t know where to start. Some worry that others won’t understand their points of view or what they say might be offensive to others.
This guide can help you begin to have a conversation, despite these very real challenges. Recognizing that talking about racism can be challenging; your goals should be to commit to creating a safe space for people to be authentic and vulnerable, and to pave the way for future conversations.
Read the guide here.