Racial Healing Circles

Read what some of our Racial Healing Circle participants and facilitators have to say about their Racial Healing Circle experiences.

"A healing circle's purpose is to reaffirm the humanity in all of us. And it lifts up what unites us rather than what divides us, while discovering, respecting and honoring the unique experiences of each person." - W.K. Kellogg

What is the Racial Healing Circle?

It's a circle because it creates a container for us to be together; it places us facing one another and we can both see and be seen. The circle creates a compassionate space for us to engage in the ongoing healing process and relationship building

It's an invitation to speak your truth; to be seen, heard, and felt. It's an opportunity to dip into our empathy well and to expand our capacity for compassion. Racism affects us as individuals and within our systems and institutions.

"Racial" is in our stories, yet race is often left at the door when we talk. Racial healing and relationship building is people work. The racial healing circle focuses on ways for all of us to heal from the wounds of the past, to build mutually respectful relationships across lines of difference that honor and value each person's humanity, and move us to build trusting intergenerational and diverse relationships that better reflect our common humanity.

A racial healing circle is not a cure or an attempt to fix anyone. 
Last Modified: 1/9/24