Minneapolis recognizes National Day of Racial Healing Jan. 22

Public invited to activities at City Hall with a focus on racial healing

The City Council has passed a resolution recognizing National Day of Racial Healing Jan. 22 and urges all people to promote racial healing and transformation in the ways that are best suited for them individually to ensure the best quality of life for every child. The public is invited to National Day of Racial Healing activities at City Hall Jan. 22 including dancers, spoken word sessions, poems, healing practices and a panel discussion focused on the role of government in racial healing.

The resolution recognizes racial divisiveness rising in America’s communities that threatens the core of this great country’s unified front.

The resolution states that: “It is our duty to protect the children of this city and country and maintain communities in which they may all be given the opportunity to succeed.

“We understand and recognize that there is a racial divide in our country and we must all work earnestly to heal the wounds created by racial, ethnic and religious bias and build an equitable and just society so that all children can thrive.

“Children have the right to be provided every opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive in nurturing environments that don’t violate their safety, dignity, and humanity.”

The activities Jan. 22 will help participants commit to advancing their roles and responsibilities in building one’s own capacity through healing.

National Day of Racial Healing activities
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22
City Hall Rotunda, 350 S. Fifth St., Fourth Street entrance

The National Day of Racial Healing is a national, community-based process of transformative, sustainable change addressing the historic and contemporary effects of racism.

 

Jan. 18, 2019

Published Jan 18, 2019

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