Elon to honor National Day of Racial Healing with community dinner dialogue on Jan. 16

The Center for Race, Ethnicity, & Diversity Education (CREDE) and the Division of Inclusive Excellence will host a dinner dialogue to explore how to create a more equitable world on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 5 p.m.

The Elon community is invited to commemorate the National Day of Racial Healing (NDRH) at the #HowWeHeal Dinner Dialogue on Tuesday, Jan. 16, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in McKinnon Hall. The event is hosted by The Center for Race, Ethnicity, & Diversity Education (CREDE) and the Office of Inclusive Excellence.

Connect and 'build relationships. National Day of Racial Healing“The purpose of National Day of Racial Healing is to promote racial healing by offering space for individuals who experience racial inequity to share their truths and to strengthen relationships across all racial identities. Engaging in dialogue allows us to listen, reflect and strategize action steps to move towards Elon’s vision for Inclusive Excellence,” said Carla Fullwood, director of inclusive excellence education and development.

The NDRH originated in 2017 as part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation efforts. Initially observed the day following Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the day serves as a time for communities to collaborate and discuss how to create sustainable change that will foster a more just and equitable world. The day also allows individuals to pause, reflect and refuel for the year-round pursuit of racial equity.

Individuals interested in attending the dinner dialogue must RSVP to the event. Seating is limited. The dinner dialogue is a part of Elon University’s events to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during January. This year’s theme is “Radical Thoughts, Radical Change: Building a Better World.”

Registration is required.

For more information, please contact Carla Fullwood at cfullwood@elon.edu or Logan Morral at lmorral@elon.edu.