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National Day of Racial Healing


National Day of Racial Healing Agenda for January 17, 2023 


Opening Ceremony – One WSU Program Welcome, Cross-Campus Panel Discussion:

  • 9:10-9:30: Welcome, Introduction, Nimiipuu Blessing  
  • 9:30-10:45: Cross-Campus Panel Discussion 
  • 10:45-11:00: Details about opportunities throughout the day 

Offerings between 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.: 

Health and Wellness Classes:

Various options will be offered free through UREC throughout the day. More details are forthcoming.

Mindfulness Breaks: 

  • 1:00-1:30: via Zoom
  • 1:30-2:30: Yoga at the Elson Floyd Cultural Center 
  • 2:30-3:30: Restorative Yoga at the Elson Floyd Cultural Center
  • 3:00-3:30: Mindful Walking Meditation and Reflection at the Schnitzer Museum of Fine Arts 

Mental Health Virtual Support Space:

  • 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Racial Healing Circles:  

  • 10:00-11:30
    • Healing Circle Options
      • LatinX/ChicanX
      • Native American
      • LGBTQIA+
      • African American
      • White-Identifying
      • Asian American/Pacific Islander
      • Virtual
    • Locations 
      • Elson Floyd Cultural Center
      • Honors Lounge
      • Spark Classroom
      • Compton Union Building

Mindfulness Presentation: Experience Mindfulness-Based Practices that Promote Healing with Trymaine Gaither and Kersten Bergstrom

  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. via Zoom

Closing Ceremony or Reflection: 

  • 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
    • Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center / Livestreamed