Lansing Community College

Racial Healing Jan 18-22, 2021

Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as we engage our campus community in a week-long of essential and timely conversations on racial healing, equity and justice. This Racial Healing and Transformation Week calls for deep listening, discussions, racial healing, and celebration of our common humanity. Our ultimate goal is to take collective action to create a more just and equitable world.

Embedded in our week-long engagement plans is the celebration of the National Day of Racial Healing. The National Day of Racial Healing (#NDORH) is a part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s (WKKF) 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 historic and contemporary effects of racism.

LCC is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We invite students, faculty, staff and the entire Lansing community to join us during our Racial Healing and Transformation Week-long virtual gatherings, discussions and social media engagements. Please consider using the National Racial Healing hashtag #HowWeHeal and join us on this important journey of transformation and change!

During our Racial Healing and Transformation Week, we invite you to:

  1. Find ways to reinforce and honor our common humanity and create space to celebrate the distinct differences that make our communities vibrant.
  2. Acknowledge that there are still deep racial divisions in America that must be overcome and healed, and
  3. Commit to engaging people from all racial, ethnic, religious and identity groups in genuine efforts to increase understanding, communication, caring and respect for one another.

All Racial Healing Calendar Events


  • Monday, Jan 18

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    Martin Luther King Jr Day

    "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Across the nation and the world, Dr. King’s life and legacy is commemorated by a day of service and promoted as A Day On and Not a Day Off. Here are a list of State and National events celebrating and honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr that can be viewed from the comfort of your desired space. All events are free.

    MLK Holiday DC 40th Annual Virtual Parade


    Amid a global pandemic, the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Virtual Parade will take place virtually on Monday, January 18, 2021, at 12 noon via YouTube – Be sure to follow us on You Tube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram @mlkholidaydc115.

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    We the People Speak: No Justice, No Peace


    2021 MLK Keynote Speaker - Yamiche Alcindor, PBS White House correspondent
    In today’s turbulent and ever-evolving political scene, Yamiche Alcindor has become an influential and widely heard voice in analyzing the critical issues of our time.
    She will share her distinct experience and insights with the Eastern Michigan University community as the keynote speaker for EMU’s virtual 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.

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    MLK Day of Reflection


    This will be an enlightening afternoon of reflection as we discuss how to carry out Dr. King's legacy and opportunities for service and reconciliation in our communities.

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    MLK Day On


    University of Portland is hosting this virtual event, open to all in the community. Mr. Stewart's work confronts the legacy of racism in Oregon by marking the site of Alonzo Tucker’s lynching in Coos Bay, OR. Mr. Stewart’s efforts serve as a starting point for informing, educating, and inspiring dialogue about race and white supremacy in our community.

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    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan Celebration

    7-8 PM

    Watch the live event on WILX News 10, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan Day of Celebration! The Celebration will feature a conversation with Dr. Bernice King.
    The theme of the 2021 Day of Celebration is “Out of a Mountain of Despair, a Stone of Hope.” Facebook event page. #LansingMLK2021
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  • Tuesday, Jan 19

    Day of Racial Healing Beyond the Book
    Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation

    Come together to learn about Racial Healing, a process that recognizes the need to acknowledge and tell the truth about past wrongs created by individual and systemic racism and address the present consequences. It can facilitate trust and build authentic relationships that bridge divides created by real and perceived differences. Discover how each of the Beyond the Book selections support and facilitate Racial Healing.


    WebEx Link
    Meeting number (access code): 120 427 2686
    Meeting password: CCLC2021



    Highlighting Lansing history, racial equity leaders, and inter-generational bonds.
    This is a public event brought to you by One Love Global
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    The National Day of Racial Healing is a time for contemplation and collective action on #HowWeHeal from the effects of racism. This annual observance is hosted by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF).
    Watch this event live on Cesar Chavez Facebook page or RSVP for this event by visiting

  • Wednesday, Jan 20th

    Day of Racial Healing Beyond the Book Continues


    WebEx Link
    Meeting number (access code): 120 427 2686
    Meeting password: CCLC2021

  • Thursday, Jan 21st

    Courageous Conversations
    Courageous Conversations


    WebEx Link
    Meeting number (access code): 120 198 9662
    Meeting password: adWmV9JFP47

    Topic: Racial Healing & Transformation
    Facilitated by: The Learner's Group, an organization that helps leaders understand the relationship of diversity and inclusion to engagement.
    Learn more about the facilitators:
    + Rodney Patterson, CEO (
    + Lisa Summerour, Ed.D., Chief Operating Officer (
    + Brent Bilodeau, Ph.D., VP College and University Relations (
    + Anthony Chavez, Vice President of Learning Systems and Agricultural Industries (

  • Friday, Jan 22

    Interact with us on Social Media
    Facebook Instagram

    All Day Discussion Postings at 9am | 12pm | 3pm | 6pm

    Engage in various social media platforms on different topic postings related to racial healing and transformation.

    Watch for posts on LCC’s Facebook or Instagram pages and find informative resources, quotes and chat with us to begin your racial healing journey and see a video from LCC’s Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Tonya Bailey. Be sure to include the #HOWWEHEAL in all of your postings and discussions.

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