The 2nd Annual National Day of Racial Healing event will take place on January 21, 2020, at Wayne State University in the McGregor Conference Center. For this year’s event, more than 300 middle school teens including students from Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy (Lead School), Academy of the Americas, Davison Elementary-Middle School, Farber Hebrew Day School, Hillel Day School, Franklin Middle School (Westland) and Beer Middle School (Warren), will come together to discuss “Race: The Power of Illusion – How We Heal”.

This event will focus on racial healing for a more just and equitable future. The core curriculum resources are provided by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

The National Day of Racial Healing Planning Committee includes the Detroit Public Schools Foundation, the Detroit Public Schools Community District, Wayne State University, the InterFaith Leadership Council, Repair the World, the Detroit Center for Civil Discourse, Farber Hebrew Day School, Hillel Day School, and the Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC. Special thanks to The Jewish Fund Teen Board for sponsoring the 2020 National Day of Racial Healing.

Volunteers are needed to help make the day a success. Whether you’d like to facilitate conversations with students or assist with event tasks, your gift of time will provide an important day of learning, dialogue, and healing for Detroit students.

Day of Racial Healing Adult Facilitator
Adult Facilitators, 18 or older, comfortable discussing race, skilled in working with middle school students, and available for both a Training Session on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, from 5:00p-7:00p; and the National Day of Racial Healing event on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, from 8:30a-2:00p, are encouraged to register. Pre-registration is required. The registration deadline is January 14, 2020, at noon. Sign up to volunteer

Day of Racial Healing Volunteer
Volunteers are needed to ensure this 350 student program runs smoothly. Tasks will be assigned the day of the event and may include helping to set up the rooms with supplies, organizing groups for lunch and break-out sessions, coordinating day events, and assisting staff. Sign up to volunteer

Free parking on the Wayne State University campus and lunch will be provided. In order to achieve maximum success, we are hoping to secure 50 facilitators and 20 volunteers.