R.E.A.L. (Reflective, Equitable, & Affirming Lived experiences) TALK Session, also known as an racial affinity space, is an intentionally crafted, facilitator-led conversation for individuals with a shared racial identity. This virtual event will offer multiple concurrent racial affinity experiences. Affinity spaces are affirming and equitable solutions for organizations and institutions seeking to co-create cultures of inclusivity and belonging. These facilitated discussions provide historically excluded identities and communities the opportunity to share their individual and collective lived experiences in psychologically safe spaces.
Racial Affinity Breakout Rooms: White, Black, Asian, Latine, Bi-racial
Jen Gan – Asian/Latina (Chinese) (she/they)
Amber Booth-McCoy – Black (she/her)
Katina White – Black (she/her)
Carolina Vargas – Latina (Mexican) (she/her)
Hilary Trudell – White (she/her)
*** PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. PLEASE USE THIS LINK TO ACCESS REGISTRATION FOR ALL EVENTS: https://APJMM.news/NDORHAR2023 ***
Ten participants will be randomly chosen to receive a FREE copy of either “STEM Looks Like Me” by Amber Booth-McCoy with Katina Booth White & Cortney Booth Akers or “Dear Sis, I love you… Anthology of Black Sisterhood” curated by Amber Booth-McCoy & Katina Booth White.
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.