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2022 Week of Racial Justice

A grayscale image of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking at the Mount Holyoke College amphitheater, with yellow text that reads "Week of Racial Justice and Reconciliation 2022"

What is the Week of Racial Justice and Reconciliation?

A black and white image of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivering his sermon, "The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life," at a church service in the Mount Holyoke College amphitheater

The College annually embarks upon an intentionally focused series of events in honor of the distinctive legacies of racial justice activists Coretta Scott King and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Each year, departments across the College embrace our interconnectedness and seek to encourage and foster racial healing, justice and reconciliation through these initiatives. Our 2022 events have evolved over an incredibly challenging two years of race relations and during the global pandemic, now more than ever we seek to embody the legacies of racial justice through strategies and actions that lead to healing and reconciliation. We continue to focus on challenging anti-Blackness, anti-Semitism and all forms of oppression that perpetuate racial and social inequities.

This guide contains information about the events that will take place both virtually and in-person on campus, and offers resources to empower you to more deeply explore the ideas and themes of the program. If you have questions or experience any difficulties accessing materials, please feel free to contact us at researchservices-g@mtholyoke.edu.

 

What is the National Day of Racial Healing?

Blue logo for the National Day of Racial Healing on a white background.From the National Day of Racial Healing website: 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. [Add info contextualizing the Day at MHC here?]

 

Image Credits

This guide includes images from the following sources:

  • The Mount Holyoke College Archives 
  • The National Day of Racial Healing Facebook Page
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