CARRBORO, NC -- Mayor Barbara Foushee has proclaimed Jan. 16, the Tuesday following Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, as the National Day of Racial Healing in Carrboro and encourages all residents to share ideas, knowledge, and points of view related to truth, racial healing, transformation, and racial equity.
“On this day of National Racial Healing, I am reminded of how important it is to acknowledge all of the truths about our history and realize that we can do more together than apart," Mayor Foushee said. "The acknowledgement will lay the foundation for the transformative work that is necessary for continued racial healing and community progress."
National Day of Racial Healing is an annual observance initiated as part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation program and promoted by the program’s many community partners across the United States. It is a way to promote relationship-building, truth telling, and racial equity; healing and solidarity; and transformative action.
The Carrboro proclamation states: “We understand and recognize that we all must work earnestly and intentionally to heal the wounds created by racial, ethnic, and religious bias and build an equitable and just society in which all people can thrive and in which children have the opportunity to learn and grow in nurturing environments that safeguard their safety, dignity and humanity.”