5th Annual National Day of Racial Healing Celebration (Livestream)

Jan 19, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


All Ages

The Kalamazoo State Theatre is partnering with Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Kalamazoo to celebrate the 5th Annual National Day of Racial Healing with a live performance direct from the Kalamazoo State Theatre stage Tuesday, 1/19/21 at 5pm! Join us for a free Livestream concert featuring community voices and local artists who have exemplified resistance and healing work during this most unprecedented past year.

5th Annual National Day of Racial Healing Livestream performances will include Award-Winning national keynote speaker and poet Gabriel Giron, Artist, Activist, and Community Leader Ed Genesis, along with performances by the Rootead Youth Dance Company and international recording artist Yolonda Lavendar.

NDORH Background Information

National Day of Racial Healing, recognized on the Tuesday following Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, is an opportunity for people, organizations and communities across the United states to call for racial healing, bring people together in their shared humanity and take collective action to create a more just and equitable world.

In 2017, over 550 leaders from around the United States created National Day of Racial Healing as a day to celebrate the differences that make communities vibrant, acknowledge racial divisions that must be overcome and engage in efforts to increase understanding and respect among people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Both the City of Kalamazoo and the City of Portage have recognized NDORH with proclamations encouraging the community to promote racial healing and transformation.

About THRT Kalamazoo

TRHT Kalamazoo, hosted by KZCF, is a community-based movement to bring about transformational and sustainable change to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism. Kalamazoo is one of 14 TRHT locations nationwide, and one in four in Michigan (the others include Flint, Lansing, and Battle Creek).

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