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  • Women of Color Leaders Need More Than Sleep. They Need Healing and Self-Care.

    S.E.L.F.F. CARE GRANTEE CELEBRATION! THANK YOU FOR JOINING US! A heartfelt gratitude goes out to the incredible women who braved the challenging weather conditions to join us and support our fantastic SELFF Care Grantees during…

  • Racial Healing Circles

    Changing the narrative about race involves unpacking the origins and persistence of dominant narratives. Racial Healing Circles create space to hear and to share counter narratives that were – and are – marginalized and silenced.…

TRHT Solidarity Question

What would Chicago look like when Black, Brown, Indigenous and Asian people come together to acknowledge our truth, center our healing and build solidarity based on mutual respect and love?

SELFF Care Grantee Celebration

Thank you for joining us for an evening of music and fellowship to honor all the hard work and dedication of our SELFF Care grantees!

SELFF Care Grantee Celebration


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. It is not the responsibility of one person or even one organization to drive the work. The responsibility belongs to all of us to participate in these honest, powerful, and moving experiences as we pursue this journey together.

FIRSTHAND Talks: Segregation

Pilar Audain Reed and Susana Banuelos are “racial healing practitioners” — they go to communities that have experienced incidents of violence or racial discord to bring about healing with rituals such as “sage corners”. But just as important as these rituals is the example they set through their cross-cultural friendship.

With Pilar Audain and Susana Banuelos

With Pilar Audain and Susana Banuelos

Healing Circles

Racial Healing Circles are sessions led by trained racial healing practitioners. The experience relies on intentional listening and opening your heart space to unearth truths and conscious and unconscious biases.

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Racial Healing Practitioner, Basic Certificate

We are proud to announce that Kennedy-King College will offer a Racial Healing Practitioner Basic Certificate course beginning this fall! The course aims to jettison the false belief in a hierarchy of human value and replace that archaic notion with a reverence and appreciation for the equal and interconnected nature of the human family. The Racial Healing Practitioner Basic Certificate will cover the five components of the racial Healing Framework which are Narrative Change, Racial Healing, and Relationship Building, Separation, Law, and Economy. The ultimate goal of the Racial Healing Practitioner Basic Certificate is to expand the community of healers by training, empowering, and emboldening youth, and youth workers. For more information, please visit:


Solidarity Heals

is a cross sector, community-driven process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism.