National Day of Racial Healing

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The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and the Moritz College of Law are co-hosting local events for the National Day of Racial Healing. 

The National Day of Racial Healing is a time to contemplate our shared values and create the blueprint together for #HowWeHeal from the effects of racism. Launched on Jan. 17, 2017, it is an opportunity to bring ALL people together in their common humanity and inspire collective action to create a more just and equitable world.

This annual observance is hosted by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) and was created with and builds on the work and learnings of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) community partners. Fundamental to this day is a clear understanding that racial healing is at the core of racial equity. This day is observed every year on the Tuesday following Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Our theme and schedule:


All sessions will be held on Zoom. 

10:30-12:00   Racial Healing Through Agricultural History

Agriculture has a rich yet complex history. On this panel, we will hear from Rep. Juanita Brent (D-12), a Ranking Member of the Ohio House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, Dr. Julialynne Walker, JD, international food justice and agriculture advocate and founder of Bronzeville Growers Market and Bronzeville Agricademy, and August Taylor, Communications and Outreach Associate at Ohio Ecological Food and Farming Association (OEFFA). Join us as we discuss the historic racial trauma of agriculture and the reemergence of BIPOC farmers in an effort to reconnect to the land and sustainable agricultural work.

12:15-12:45   Debrief and Networking

The debrief and networking sessions are intended to serve as a space where people can engage in the kinds of less formal interactions that organically evolve when programs are held in person. It can be a used as a space to debrief the previous session, dive deeper into a topic, ask questions, utilize breakout rooms for smaller group discussions, etc.

1:00-2:15       Film Discussion: “I Am Not Your Negro”

Join us for a facilitated discussion about the James Baldwin film "I Am Not Your Negro" (links to free streaming sites will be included in your registration confirmation email).

2:30-3:00       Debrief and Networking 

3:00-4:15       Live Stream of National Event (you must RSVP with the Kellogg Foundation separately)

The live stream of the national event features speakers, panels, and performances. You can watch last year's event at