On January 22, 2019, the Delaware State Human Relations Commission in partnership with First State Community Action Agency and the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice hosted for the first time in Sussex County, a National Day of Racial Healing event in Georgetown. Approximately thirty people attended to engage in meaningful dialogue around race and share ways to take collective action towards a more equitable society. The National Day of Racial Healing is a part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation effort – a national, community-based process of transformative, sustainable change, addressing the historic and contemporary effects of racism.
National Day of Racial Healing offers people, organizations and communities across the nation opportunities to recognize the need for racial healing and brings people together to take a collective action for a more just and equitable world.
Racial Healing is supported through:
Recognition and affirmation of people and their experiences
Connectedness to individuals cultures, histories, and practices.
The sense of agency, nurtured through racial justice activism.
Short videos exploring the history of race and systematic vs. individual racism were used to foster understanding and guide participants into deeper conversations on race. The result was nothing short of inspiring!