In collaboration and partnership with Healing Illinois, TRHT Chicago will be conducting a racial healing practitioner trainer to support organizations across Illinois to conduct their own racial healing circles. This training is for residents outside of Cook County only.
TRHT Chicago will have racial healing practitioner training open for all Chicagoland residents after our Winter Recurring Circles in late January 2021.
HEALING ILLINOIS GRANT OPPORTUNITY
TRHT wants to share the power of racial healing circles with Illinoisans from all walks of life and we invite all of our nonprofit partners and organizations to apply for the Healing Illinois grant to be a part of this community healing. Illinois Department of Human Services will distribute $4.5 million in grants to support organizations conducting racial healing activities and helping to build a bridge towards a racially equitable Illinois. The more than100TRHT racial healing practitioners will provide training for racial healing circles that will be held in Chicago and across the state.
Grants will fund activities in four areas:
Promoting Dialogue: conversations to build understanding and empathy
Encouraging Collaboration: activities that bring people together in-person or virtually to connect and to act together on a project or idea
Facilitating Learning: activities designed to build or enhance knowledge
Seeding Connection: racial healing circles, peace circles, or restorative justice activities
For more details on Healing Illinois – including grant eligibility, application tools, frequently asked questions, and the grant application please visit:
It is not the responsibility of one person, or even one organization to drive this work. The responsibility belongs to all of us to participate in these honest, powerful and moving experiences as we pursue this journey together. Through racial healing, we can all forge deep, meaningful relationships, lay the groundwork to transform broken systems, and create a world in which together, we are a new force for positive change.
JOIN THE MOVEMENT TO ERADICATE
RACISM AND ANTI-BLACKNESS
AS WE WORK TOGETHER TO TRANSFORM CHICAGO!
THE HEALING SQUAD!
Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) is a comprehensive, national and community-based process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change, and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism.
MEET THE TRUTH, RACIAL HEALING AND TRANSFORMATION
Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Greater Chicago, is proud to announce their first-ever director, José A. Rico, a community leader and educator dedicated to working for justice and racial equity in Chicago.
AUDAIN | M.S., M.P.H.
When one asks Pilar how she sees herself within the context of the community, she will immediately respond
“I am a mother, a sister…a soldier on the front lines who creates safe spaces for my people to heal.”