We celebrated the 7th National Day of Racial Healing this week with millions of others across the country. While a major milestone moment, racial healing is not limited to a single moment in time.
Each of us – with our families, friends, neighbors, co-workers and communities – can show up 365 days a year to act on a commitment to racial healing. Perhaps you participated in an event, watched the town hall on MSNBC or Telemundo or discovered new resources.
But what’s next? What are some ways you can take action to advance racial healing throughout the year? Engaging with the Solidarity Council on Racial Equity (SCoRE) is a great way to start!
Through SCoRE, the Kellogg Foundation works in partnership with global change leaders in advocacy, the arts, business, education, faith and media. Each of these changemakers stands at the forefront of equity in the public arena, and each is celebrated in their professional sphere. SCoRE members draw people toward collaboration in pursuit of healing, racial progress and transformation. They work individually and collaboratively, and stand collectively – inspiring others to dismantle systemic injustice. They demonstrate throughout the year ways each one of us has a role in this effort.
Why This Matters
We live in a world that continues to favor some human beings over others – one that advances opportunities for a few at the expense of too many.
In this moment, although many hunger for unity, no one voice has the power or reach to draw all people together in support of healing and equity. SCoRE was formed for this exact reason – to inspire more people to experience what we can do when we see ourselves in each other.
Now is your chance to engage, share your own story and stand in solidarity with others seeking to create a better world for children and communities.
SCoRE members invite you to connect in various ways:
- Take the pledge to go beyond what is easy and comfortable to take real action. Stand up for and with people by engaging with the 100k Acts of Solidarity campaign and contributing your voice in a social media post sharing how “We can do more together than apart.”
- Listen to a podcast that shares stories of solidarity and racial healing.
- Read SCoRE’s newly released “Solidarity Works: Vision, Policy and Practice of the Solidarity Council on Racial Equity” to draw insights on ways to boldly imagine and act on what we can do together to achieve racial equity – when we see ourselves in each other.