Join CCEJ and Southern California Grantmakers for a week of racial justice dialogues as part of the National Day of Racial Healing. The National Day of Racial Healing is a part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation effort – a national, community-based process of transformative, sustainable change, addressing the historic and contemporary effects of racism.
CCEJ is co-sponsoring four dialogue circles in Los Angeles, Long Beach, and San Diego. Take action and be part of a circle near you exploring topics like: ways white folks can practice anti-racist allyship, the role of intergenerational alliances in challenging racism, and much more!
Strengthening Our Role as White People in Dismantling Racism: A Racial Justice Dialogue
Tuesday, January 22, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM
The California Endowment – Community Partners, 1000 North Alameda Street, 2nd Floor, Suite C, Los Angeles, CA, 90012
Racism is a social force that impacts every person in the United States. However, often only people of color are asked to bear the burden of combating racism. Join us for a National Day of Racial Healing dialogue, where we will gather as white people to deepen our own self-awareness about the ways in which whiteness shapes our lives and institutions, and reflect together on developing anti-racist practices and identities. Through personal stories, group dialogue, and interactive activities, we will talk about guilt and shame, practicing accountability to communities of color, and leaning into discomfort as we engage in the struggle for social justice. This dialogue will include a special focus on growing our resilience through awareness of how stress operates in our bodies, and will provide concrete tools that help us regulate ourselves as we enter challenging conversations about race and racism.
Intergenerational Dialogue on Race & Racism in Our Communities
Thursday, January 24, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
St. Mark Baptist Church, 1703 Lemon Avenue, Long Beach 90813
Race and Racism have been part of life in the United States since it was created nearly 250 years ago. However, the way racism works has changed over time as courageous people from all walks of life have come together to combat it. Join us for a National Day of Racial Healing dialogue to explore how experiences of race and Racism have changed over time, and what different generations can learn from each other to create more united communities. Adults of all generations and racial identities are welcomed to attend.
National Day of Racial Healing Dialogue in San Diego
Thursday, January 24, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Share Space City Heights, 4029 43rd Street, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92105
As part of the National Day of Racial Healing, we will be holding a dialogue for people of all racial identities in San Diego. Join us as we have challenging but necessary conversations about issues of race and Racism in San Diego, and begin identifying ways each of us can help build racial justice in our communities.
Deepening Racial Justice in Community Organizing
Saturday, January 26, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
First Unitarian Church, 2936 W. 8th St., Los Angeles
Community organizers are at the forefront of building more just and inclusive communities. Balancing ambitious campaign goals with tight timelines, can leave organizers with limited spaces to reflect on their personal and professional relationship with Racism. In this dialogue for community organizers, we will explore our personal and collective experiences with Racism, how those experiences impact our organizing, and areas we can deepen our engagement with Racial Justice in our everyday professional lives.