POSTPONED: National Day of Racial Healing January 16th 2024!!

Thank you to everyone who so graciously RSVP’d for tomorrow’s beautiful event on the heels of KING’s Day of Service. Due to inclement weather and subzero windchills, the Chicago Community Trust Offices will be closed tomorrow and everyone is advised to stay warm and safe! In honor of the National Day of Racial Healing, we were gonna have an absolute ball in peace, love and fellowship, and had an amazing program lined up just for you! But this isnt “So long!”…we’re just saying “See ya later!” as we will circle back with the new reschedule date for us all to come together again.

The National Day of Racial Healing – always held the Tuesday after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – centers around experiences rooted in truth-telling, offering people, organizations and communities a day set aside for racial healing, bringing people together to take collective action for a more just and equitable world. Looking to host your own event around the National Day of Racial Healing? Feel free to use this Conversation Guide to help create a welcoming space where people can express their true selves and open up! 

Wishing you all a pleasant, warm and productive week,

Pilar Audain and the TRHT Team

Watch National Day of Racial Healing 2023



Dear attendees and supporters of the 7th Annual National Day of Racial Healing on the Southside of Chicago –

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you for joining us in this powerful and transformative event. You demonstrated that our mantra, Solidarity Heals, resonated deeply with all of us, and we were honored to have the opportunity to come together and celebrate the rich diversity of our city through music, spoken word, theater, and dance. The energy and passion of all who participated in the event was truly inspiring, and we are humbled by the outpouring of support and solidarity that we witnessed. We hope that you all left the event feeling uplifted and empowered, and that you will take the message of LOVE and COLLECTIVE HEALING with you into your respective communities and networks as we continue to navigate the challenges of our city.

We also want to remind you to sign up for our Solidarity Circles here, which are an opportunity for us to continue the conversation and to build on the powerful connections that we made during the event.

We also encourage you all to respond to the prompt, What Could Chicago Become as we work together to create a more just and equitable Chicago. We look forward to your feedback, thoughts and ideas around this topic. #bettertogether

Once again, thank you for your participation and your commitment to racial healing. We hope to see you again soon.

With deep gratitude and love,

Rico, Pilar and the TRHT Family


Jose & Pilar extend a heartfelt THANK YOU for being in community with us for the National Day of Racial Healing 2022! In case you missed it, please watch our brief presentation featuring the voices of TRHT founding Architect Dr. Gail Christopher, Chicago’s Chief Equity Officer Candace Moore, and brothers and sisters from the community who will share what healing in our hoods means to them. Then, please fill out our survey HERE. We need to hear YOUR voice. One Love!

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.