Day of Racial Healing

January 18, 2022: “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.”

“We must commit ourselves to building an equitable and just society so that all residents can thrive.”

Governor Tom Wolf
Issued the first-ever proclamation in Pennsylvania honoring and recognizing the Tuesday following Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a “Day of Racial Healing” for the commonwealth.

What is the Day of Racial Healing? 

The National Day of Racial Healing is Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Created and hosted by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) since 2017, this special day is an opportunity to bring ALL people together in their common humanity and inspire collective action from the effects of racism to create a more just and unbiased world. This day is observed every year following Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

According to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, “Racism affects all of us where we live, learn, work and play. It affects our ability to know, relate to, and value one another. Systemically, it can be one of the biggest obstacles to solving the challenges we face in our communities because it often keeps us apart. Racial healing recognizes the need to acknowledge and tell the truth about past wrongs created by individual and systemic racism, and address the present consequences.” #HowWeHeal #RacialHealingPA