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Martin Luther King Jr. Day and National Day of Racial Healing Lunch

January 18 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

DSU will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and participate in the National Day of Racial Healing with a special lunch for DSU students. Students are invited to attend this event and bring a friend. This event is free and open for DSU students.

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.

January 18, 2022, will be the sixth annual National Day of Racial Healing. The day was established in 2017 by more than 550 leaders from around the United States who wanted to set aside a day to take action together.

What is Racial Healing?
Racial healing is a process that restores individuals and communities to wholeness, repairs the damage caused by racism and transforms societal structures into ones that affirm the inherent value of all people. It makes it possible to acknowledge and speak the truth about past wrongs created by individual and systemic racism and to address present-day consequences for people, communities and institutions.

Racial healing can facilitate trust and build authentic relationships that bridge divides created by real and perceived differences. We believe it is essential to pursue racial healing prior to making change in a community. Because, before you can transform systems and structures, you must start with people first.

Students can sign up for the lunch here: https://forms.gle/PPfogXB7kaEtNRB18

For more information, please contact Michelle Johansen at mjohansen@deltastate.edu.

Details

Date:
January 18
Time:
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm