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DU Marks National Day of Racial Healing

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Jon Stone

Media Relations Manager

Jon Stone

Theresa Ahrens

Madeline Phipps

Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation

On Tuesday Jan. 17, the University of Denver and the Iliff School of Theology will help observe the first-ever National Day of Racial Healing.

The Association of American Colleges and Universities is collaborating with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and more than 130 organizations across the country to commemorate the day. It comes in response to the broad call for racial healing following the contentious rhetoric, hate crimes and vivid expressions of racism. Calls for healing have come from both President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump.

DU’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Iliff School of Theology are inviting students, faculty and staff to honor the day by engaging in a “Let’s Communicate to Activate” conversation. The event will be held from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. in room 1150 of the Sié Complex and will focus on what can be done individually and collectively to promote greater understanding and racial healing. Refreshments will be provided.