The University of Minnesota's 2022 National Day of Racial Healing Conversation:
What Will it Take to Heal?
10 to 11 a.m. CST, Tuesday, January 25 via Zoom
Join local and national educators, leaders, and activists in a virtual community conversation on racial healing, equity, and justice at the University of Minnesota's observance of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's National Day of Racial Healing. Hosted by the University's Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), the event aims to foster honest and open conversation around the question: What will it take to heal our country?
UROC Executive Director Makeda Zulu will moderate a panel discussion focused on creating safer places for truth-telling, affirming our common humanity, honoring our individual stories, and inspiring collective action toward a more just and equitable world. Panelists will examine pressing challenges, as well as the positive force that friendships across ancestry, class, and experience have contributed toward collective constructive practices.
Panelists will include:
• Frances Fernandez, Faculty Director, Health Services Management, University of Minnesota College of Continuing and Professional Studies;
• Alexander Hines, Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts;
• Andrea Jenkins, President, Minneapolis City Council;
• Tadd Johnson, Senior Director of American Indian Tribal Nations Relations, University of Minnesota; and
• Abdulaziz Mohamed, President, Minnesota Student Association, University of Minnesota.
What Will it Take to Heal? is free, open to the public, and co-sponsored by the University's Black Faculty and Staff Association; College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, University of Minnesota, Duluth; College of Liberal Arts; Department of African American and African Studies; Office for Equity and Diversity; Office for Public Engagement; Office for Student Affairs; Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost; Office of the President; and University of Minnesota Alumni Association.
A recording of the event will be posted on UROC's YouTube channel.