Events for National Day of Racial Healing and MLK Day of Service have been announced for next week on Jan. 18 and 19.
The events are presented by the Black Belt Community Foundation's Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Selma and its place partners at the Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth and Reconciliation.
MLK Day of Service and National Day of Racial Healing were established by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
This year there will be an emphasis on online events due to the COVID-19 virus, which continues to limit in-person meetings and has forced cancellations of events throughout the nation.
Last year the Selma City Council declared Jan. 21 National Day of Racial Healing and was followed by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, who declared it for the state.
See below for a schedule of events:
MLK DAY - Monday, January 18 11:30 a.m. CST:
Winter Clothing Giveaway (while supplies last) at BOSCO Nutrition Center - Edmundites Mission in Selma
5:30PM CST (Online Facebook Live Event at @selmacenterfornonviolence ) “Dream 2030: Making Dr. King’s Dream of a Beloved Community Our Reality” Register for free here.
NDORH - Tuesday, January 19 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. CST:
CST (Online Facebook Live Event at @selmacenterfornonviolence )- "Chaos or Community, Part One" featuring Rev. Robert Turner - Pastor, Vernon AME Church, Tulsa Oklahoma (Rev. Turner provides historical perspective on the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and how his community now navigates this most turbulent of times amidst the pandemic and regular upheavals affecting racial and social justice. This event will be inviting the specific participation of teachers and students and presented with an educational focus). Register for free here.
2 p.m. CST W.K. Kellogg Foundation NDORH National Online Streaming Event hosted by Baratunde Thurston https://healourcommunities.org/day-of-racial-healing/
5:30 p.m. CST (Online Facebook Live Event at @selmacenterfornonviolence)"Chaos or Community, Part Two "featuring Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Rev. Wendell Paris with participation of the TRHT Selma leadership team. This panel discussion gives historical perspectives on national movements and protests in the current context of political insurrection that further exposes America's double standard of racial justice. Register for free here.