On January 21st, Storm Reid, Raymond Santana, Lindsay Peoples Wagner, among others celebrated the fourth annual National Day of Racial Healing at the REACH at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
The event emceed by speaker/author, Elaine Welteroth focused on truth telling and trust building which will hopefully lead to much needed racial healing in hopes for a brighter future for us all. Also during this important annual event, grantees throughout several communities across the United States, who have implemented the Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) process, were recognized for their efforts to bring about racial harmony.
“May be tempting to skip over the ‘people work,’… but we have to overcome differences and heal relationships… healing is at the heart of racial equity.” – @LaJuneTabron of @WK_Kellogg_Fdn #HowWeHeal pic.twitter.com/M8KDAc69x7
— Sarah DeOreo Lackritz (@slackritz) January 21, 2020
Founded in 1930, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) was started by breakfast cereal innovator and entrepreneur William Keith Kellogg. With goodwill in mind Kellogg said, “Use the money as you please, so long as it promotes the health, happiness and well-being of children.” And, that is exactly what has been done. With the creation of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) program, this comprehensive, national and community-based process is a plan that was created to bring about transformational and sustainable change, and address the historic and contemporary effects of racism.
Want to get involved and help to bring about real change to the community? Visit the W.K. Kellogg Foundation here.