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PCC, a truth, racial healing and transformation center, joins National Day of Racial Healing

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To mark the seventh annual National Day of Racial Healing (NDORH) on Tuesday, Jan. 17, colleges and universities across the country are engaging in the awareness of healing and fostering engagement around the issues of racism, bias, inequity, and injustice in our society. It is an opportunity for people and organizations to come together in their common humanity and take collective action to create a more just and equitable world.

In partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) effort—a national and community-based process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change, and to address the historical and contemporary effects of racism, the American Association of Colleges and Universities works with higher education institutions across the country to develop self-sustaining, community-integrated TRHT Campus Centers. Organized around the five pillars of the TRHT framework—narrative change, racial healing and relationship building, separation, law, and economy—the centers seek to prepare the next generation of leaders to confront racism and to dismantle the belief in a hierarchy of human value.

Portland Community College is a TRHT campus center and is recognizing this important day. Tune into MSNBC and Noticias Telemundo at 7 p.m., Jan. 17, for a live MSNBC townhall from New Orleans. Noticias Telemundo will stream a Spanish-language town hall at 4 p.m.

“The National Day of Racial Healing is an opportunity for campuses and communities to mark our shared commitment to redress the historical and contemporary effects of racism,” said AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella. “That commitment is central to AAC&U’s mission of advancing the democratic purposes of higher education and integral to aims of a contemporary liberal education.”

Learn more about the college’s Office of Equity & Inclusion.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, is the Public Relations Manager at Portland Community College. A graduate of Portland State University, James has worked as a section editor for the Newberg Graphic, Wo... more »