National Day of Racial Healing
January 16, 2024 is WSU’s second annual National Day of Racial Healing
Caption: Members of the Washington State University Asian American and Pacific Islander community paint a mural as part of their participation in the National Day of Racial Healing, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, at the Compton Union Building in Pullman, Wash.
Here at Washington State University, we intend to leverage the National Day of Racial Healing framework to help us as a university community develop critical and reflexive thinking that directly supports culturally and racially non-harming, compassionate, and ethical practices towards ourselves and towards our collective learning.
Participation in the National Day of Racial Healing is not meant to isolate our efforts to a single day. Rather, it is meant as a catalyst for sustained engagement with racial healing over time, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Want to Participate?
The National Day of Racial Healing at Washington State University is January 16, 2024. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to gather to listen, teach, and learn about racial healing.
What is Racial Healing?
“Racial healing is at the heart of racial equity. Racism affects all of us, whether we are aware of it or not. It affects our ability to know, relate to and value one another. Embedded in every one of our systems, racism is one of the biggest obstacles to solving the challenges we face in our communities.
Creating a brighter future starts with racial healing – a process that restores individuals and communities to wholeness. It’s about bringing communities together; building relationships based on truth-telling, trust and mutual respect; and laying the groundwork to take transformative action together.”