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.

Circles are confidential, safe spaces for participants to hold truthful conversations and address biased narratives.

Led by trained Racial Healing Practitioners, they consist of both group interactions and smaller, more intimate conversations between participants.

The experience relies on intentional listening and opening your heart space to unearth truths and conscious and unconscious biases. Participating in racial healing circles can also raise our awareness, consciousness, compassion, and empathy.

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Racial Healing Circles for

For Individuals

Racial Healing Circles are free, safe spaces to explore truths. We regularly offer opportunities for Chicagoans to participate, both virtually and in-person.

For Organizations

Racial Healing Circles can support an organization’s racial equity and justice efforts and are specifically tailored to your organization’s needs. Contact us to partner with us for truth, healing, and transformation.

Our Framework

Solidarity Heal’s Circles are conducted using the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) framework. 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. Designed in 2016 by the Kellogg Foundation, there are currently 14 multi-sector TRHT collaborations around the US, including Solidarity Heals.

Our Practitioners

Healing Circle Practitioners are a community of trained racial healing facilitators who create safe spaces and guide participants through group and individual conversations.

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.

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