A dozen visitors from Africa and Haiti were invited to the United States under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. The theme for this year’s program, “Human and Civil Rights for Marginalized Communities,” encourages these international visitors to:
• Understand best practices to prevent and address human rights violations against members of marginalized communities;
• Explore building local capacity to document abuses and advocate for rule of law to protect the rights of victims
• Discuss advocacy strategies to reform discriminatory laws and policies and to develop improved legislative protections;
• Plan public education campaigns to promote tolerance, inclusiveness, and/or awareness of minority communities and their contribution to society; and
• Examine interfaith dialogue and cooperation efforts in communities at risk for sectarian violence.
These African and Haitian visitors will be in Little Rock to observe the National Day of Racial Healing in the State of Arkansas by breaking bread with the public and participating in a public dialogue moderated by Benito Lubabzibwa, founder of ReMix Ideas.
This is a hybrid event. Space is limited for in-person participants.
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ABOUT THE NATIONAL DAY OF RACIAL HEALING:
The National Day of Racial Healing is a time to contemplate our shared values and create the blueprint together for #HowWeHeal from the effects of racism. Launched on Jan. 17, 2017, it is an opportunity to bring ALL people together in their common humanity and inspire collective action to create a more just and equitable world.
This annual observance is hosted by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) and was created with and builds on the work and learnings of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) community partners. Fundamental to this day is a clear understanding that racial healing is at the core of racial equity. This day is observed every year on the Tuesday following Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.