In observance of the 2024 National Day of Racial Healing (NDORH), Austin Justice Coalition (AJC), a dedicated organization committed to creating positive change in our community, together with the Hogg Foundation, will host a special community event on Sunday, January 14th, 2024, at Northeast Early College High School, 7104 Berkman Drive, from 11AM – 4PM. Admission is free.
The National Day of Racial Healing is an annual, nation-wide observance taking place on the Tuesday that follows Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Events across the country engage families, schools, businesses, and communities in racial healing activities with the goal of creating a more just and equitable future for our children.
All of Austin is invited to participate in this local NDORH experience that will place a spotlight on the profound connection between race, racism, and mental health. Facilitated activities will include:
- community dialogue sessions,
- healing circles and activities,
- racial healing and relationship building,
- artistic expressions and cultural celebrations,
- a mix and mingle vendor fair.
The experience promises to be both enlightening and empowering as we focus on the critical issues of racism, bias, inequity, injustice, and the intersections of race and well-being.
Free on-site childcare for children 12 and under, free food and refreshments, and 500 free public transportation passes donated by Capital Metro will be available. Bilingual staff will be onsite. You may RSVP for this free event on Eventbrite.
Many thanks to our partners, Capital Metro, Austin Independent School District, Northeast Early College High School, Any Baby Can, Greater Asian Chamber of Commerce, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, Integral Care, and LifeWorks Austin for their support in making this event possible.
About Austin Justice Coalition
Austin Justice Coalition (AJC) is a Black-led organization that serves people who are historically and systematically impacted by gentrification, segregation, over-policing, a lack of educational and employment opportunities, and other institutional forms of racism in Austin.
AJC elevates lived experience, builds leadership, organizes, advocates, celebrates Black culture, and mobilizes people to boldly fight racist systems through a Black, queer, feminist, abolitionist lens.
The organization focuses on improving the quality of life for people who are Black, Brown, and poor. AJC’s strategy continues to create direct and indirect impact in communities of color by influencing changes in local government and advocating for policy reform. This strategy builds on AJC’s experience and knowledge from its work thus far.