The National Day of Racial Healing Virtual Livestream

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022, is a day to contemplate our shared values and create the blueprint together for #HowWeHeal from the effects of racism. The National Day of Racial Healing is an opportunity to bring ALL people together in their common humanity and inspire collective action to create a more just and equitable world. Since its launch in 2017, this day has been observed every year on the Tuesday following Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien has just been announced as this year’s host. The National Day of Racial Healing Virtual Livestream happens at Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 3PM ET / 12PM PT.

PBS Books is pleased to partner with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to host the National Day of Racial Healing with a PBS Books Gathering at 8PM ET | 5PM ET on January 18 for libraries and local PBS stations to share with their communities.  The American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Society of American Archivists (SAA) have called upon their collective memberships to observe the day with reflection and action.  Library partners have expressed an interest in sharing the conversation later in the evening.  PBS Books will host the program at 8pm ET on its social channels, so that libraries can easily share the content with their community on Facebook, YT, or by embedding it. Go here for Partner Toolkit [LINK].

The 6th annual National Day of Racial Healing observance will be hosted by Soledad O’Brien. Visit the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s YouTube Channel to view the event.

A second virtual gathering will take place on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 8PM EST on the PBS Books Facebook page.


To learn more about how you can start a dialogue of racial healing in your community, check out the National Day of Racial Healing website.


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