Circles for Individuals
Racial Healing recognizes the need to acknowledge and tell the truth about past wrongs created by individual and systemic racism, and address the present consequences. We believe it is essential that before transforming systems and structures we must first transform ourselves.
A Racial Healing Circle is a two-hour session led by trained Racial Healing Practitioners consisting of both group interactions and smaller, more intimate conversations between two partners called dyads. Circles are free, and currently held virtually.
–> There are currently no Circles available to sign up for, but check back often!
Types of Circles
Due to the heightened emotional stress caused by the pandemic and these racially charged times, Racial Healing Circles are offered based on ethnicity to best service all of our communities. Affinity Circles:
–> Black Solidarity Circles
for people of Black African descent and for people who identify as Black to come together and explore their shared humanity and what it means to heal from the traumas of racism.
–> BIPOC Solidarity Circles
for Blacks, Indigenous/Native, LatinX, Asian, Pacific Islander, mixed race, etc. non-white People of Color (BIPOC) to come together and explore their shared humanity and what it means to heal from the traumas of racism.
–> White Racial Healing Circles
for White people to gather in truth, explore White privilege and confront the impact of racism.
Preparing for your Circle
To best bring your whole self to a Circle, we ask participants to access the following resources before their Circle:
- Dr. Gail Christopher’s (Founder of Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation) 15 minute TED Talk
- Watch this introductory video of TRHT Chicago
- “What is a Racial Healing Circle” flier
- Circle Touchstones (English / Spanish)
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