Ideas for Libraries to Participate in National Day of Racial Healing



The second annual National Day of Racial Healing (NDORH) will take place on January 16, 2018, the day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It’s an opportunity for people, organizations, and communities to call for racial healing, bring people together in their shared humanity and take action together to create a more just and equitable world.

Want to know how your library can get involved? WebJunction has put together a list of specific ideas and resources to encourage community participation in the National Day of Racial Healing.

NDORH is a part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation effort, a national- and community-based process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change, and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism. The day was established in 2017 by more than 550 U.S. leaders who wanted to set aside a day to take action together and:

  1. Find ways to reinforce and honor our common humanity and create space to celebrate the distinct differences that make our communities vibrant.
  2. Acknowledge that there are still deep racial divisions in America that must be overcome and healed.
  3. Commit to engaging people from all racial, ethnic, religious and identity groups in genuine efforts to increase understanding, communication, caring and respect for one another.

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