Lansing Community College

Racial Healing Jan 18-22, 2021

Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as we engage our campus community in a week-long of essential and timely conversations on racial healing, equity and justice. This Racial Healing and Transformation Week calls for deep listening, discussions, racial healing, and celebration of our common humanity. Our ultimate goal is to take collective action to create a more just and equitable world.

Embedded in our week-long engagement plans is the celebration of the National Day of Racial Healing. The National Day of Racial Healing (#NDORH) is a part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s (WKKF) Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) effort – a 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.

LCC is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We invite students, faculty, staff and the entire Lansing community to join us during our Racial Healing and Transformation Week-long virtual gatherings, discussions and social media engagements. Please consider using the National Racial Healing hashtag #HowWeHeal and join us on this important journey of transformation and change!

During our Racial Healing and Transformation Week, we invite you to:

  1. Find ways to reinforce and honor our common humanity and create space to celebrate the distinct differences that make our communities vibrant.
  2. Acknowledge that there are still deep racial divisions in America that must be overcome and healed, and
  3. Commit to engaging people from all racial, ethnic, religious and identity groups in genuine efforts to increase understanding, communication, caring and respect for one another.

All Racial Healing Calendar Events

Events


  • Monday, Jan 17

    Events will take place in the Cesar Chavez Learning Center with the option to join virtually.
    A&S Building, Room 1313

    Webex Link


    Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    Martin Luther King Jr Day

    "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


    Land Acknowledgement

    12 pm

    By Eva Menefee, Advisor


    REPLAY OF THE NATIONAL CONVERSATION ON DEIA

    12 pm - 2 pm

    Join in as we replay last month’s national conversation among higher-education professionals on diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) and accessibility. With special guest panelists and moderators from across the country, we took a deep dive into actionable strategies to help move the needle on DEI within institutions through collaboration and action.


    Community Meal Pickup

    3 pm - 4 pm

    Provided by Gregory’s Soul Food

    *Limited number of free meals. Must pre-register by Friday, 1/14th @ 3p.m.
    *Registrants will receive confirmation on Friday January 14th. 


    Chavez Center “I Have A Dream” Virtual Project

    4 pm - 6 pm

    Community Meal and Conversation

    *Limited number of free meals. Must pre-register by Friday, 1/14th @ 3p.m.  
    Meal Registration

  • Tuesday, Jan 18

    Events will take place in the Cesar Chavez Learning Center with the option to join virtually.
    A&S Building, Room 1313

    Webex Link


    Land Acknowledgement
    Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation

    2:30 pm

    By Eva Menefee, Advisor


    National Day of Racial Healing

    3 pm - 5 pm

    Join us for essential and timely conversations on racial healing, equity & justice.

  • Wednesday, Jan 19

    Events will take place in the Cesar Chavez Learning Center with the option to join virtually.
    A&S Building, Room 1313

    Webex Link


    Land Acknowledgement

    9:45 am

    By Eva Menefee, Advisor


    How to Be An Activist

    10 am - 11 am

    By Laura Orta, Director for CEI

    Do you see problems in your community? Or areas that could be improved? Anyone who commits to making their community a better place can become an activist. You don’t need a special title or degree, but that doesn’t mean activism is something you suddenly become an expert in. Effective activism requires planning and good strategies. Join Mx. Orta to begin your journey!


    Social Political Movement Discussion

    11 am - 12 pm

    With Educator and Activist Ozzie Rivera and Rachel Yamakura, Director for Equity Center


    Showing Judas & the Black Messiah

    12 pm - 2:15 pm

  • Thursday, Jan 20

    Courageous Conversations "How Do We Grow From Here"

    12 pm - 2 pm

    To further promote the college’s mission of becoming an inclusive campus, our “Courageous Conversation series: Undoing Racism” aims to engage the social and intellectual challenges of our times and provide a platform for students, faculty and staff to participate in monthly discussions across racial lines, on race and racism. In honor of the National Day on Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is proud to host a virtual Courageous Conversation on January 20th 12-2pm focusing on the topic: Racial Healing – A Path to Racial Equity. “Our goal is to engage all voices and to co-create more equitable communities through courageous dialogues in a safe environment,” said Dr. Tonya Bailey, Chief Diversity Officer, Lansing Community College.

    The entire college community and greater Lansing community is invited to join us for the conversation:
    Thursday, January 20
    12 pm - 2 pm

    Webex Link

    Courageous Conversations is intended to encourage collective understanding and action and to explore how, as an organization and as individuals, we can work to build greater equity in our community.

    We hope you will join our Courageous Conversations to grow your knowledge and join the fight against systemic racism.

    Courageous Conversations

     

  • Friday, Jan 21

    Virtual Healing Space

    12 pm - 2 pm

    Our aim is to create space for open and brave conversation, to listen and share in the community as we process national events and discuss how we heal. This is a platform to hold each other up. We offer you a space to discuss your feelings that shape our conversation around race, bias, and social justice. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is holding today’s healing space for LCC faculty, staff, students, and alumni. #ThisIsHowWeHeal 

    Webex Link

 

 

 

 

 

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