2022 Battle Creek TRHT's National Day of Racial Healing Commitments
To come together and take action this year for National Day of Racial Healing, the Battle Creek community is invited to pledge to complete at least two commitments before Dorothy McClendon Day on June 18, 2022. In June the community will gather at Leila Arboretum to celebrate accomplishing our commitments! #BCRaceToHeal

This form allows for organizational representatives and/or individuals to complete the commitment cards.

Examples of the commitments include:

- Attend at least one event for the National Day of Racial Healing

- Disseminate an Organizational Proclamation for National Day of Racial Healing (for organizations only)

- Complete the EDI Best Practices Checklist (for organizations only)

- Complete the Meyer Memorial Trust DEI Spectrum Tool (for organizations only)

- Register for BC TRHT’s Racial Healing Practitioner Training - 11 sessions over 11 weeks, Feb 10 - April 21 (https://tinyurl.com/2p9ffy8f)

- Order an Advance Copy of How We Heal: An Anthology of Personal Testimonies about Racial Healing in Battle Creek and host a discussion at work (https://tinyurl.com/2ttn3kpy)

- Use TRHT Toolkits to guide conversations at work or home

- Host a viewing party of the first season of TRHT’s Redefining Race Web Series and discuss with coworkers:
        Episode 1 on Stereotypes (https://tinyurl.com/ywwjwevn)
        Episode 2 on Race and Representation in the Media (https://tinyurl.com/ks8aksda)
        Episode 3 on Systemic Racism in Education (https://tinyurl.com/48hasjf7)

- Attend a professional development webinar in our forthcoming Webinar Series sponsored by TRHT and the Chamber of Commerce

- Learn about local Indigenous communities, starting with the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi. Read and discuss this resource guide developed by the all-Indigenous-women-led Confederation of Michigan Tribal Education Departments (CMTED), to help Michigan educators better understand the rich history and contemporary contributions of Indigenous peoples in Michigan (https://cmted.org/michigan-social-studies-standards-guide/)

- Make a donation to the United Way's Catalyzing Community Giving work for the Village work, a BIPOC-led community collaborative that includes the A. Philip Randolph Institute, Burma Center, New Level Sports Ministries, R.I.S.E., Southwest Michigan Urban League, Truth in Action Ministries, Voces, and Dr. Elishae Johnson (https://changethestory.harnessapp.com/wv2/campaign/4456)

- Make a donation to support TRHT's work via the Battle Creek Community Foundation's Dorothy McClendon Fund for Racial Healing and Equity (https://bccfoundation.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create?funit_id=1930)

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