On Tuesday, January 17, 2023, the Providence Public Library (PPL), City of Providence, and Providence Anti-Racism Coalition invite interested members of the public to the 2nd Annual Day of Racial Healing to be held in the Donald J. Farish Auditorium at PPL, 4 – 6:45 pm. The date coincides with the National Day of Racial Healing.
“It is critical for our community to come together to acknowledge the truths from our shared history, work together on our relationships, and to celebrate our common humanity. PPL is pleased to be able to host this important community event,” said Jack Martin, PPL Executive Director.
Keynote speakers include Senator Tiara Mack, DEI education expert Takeru “TK” Nagayoshi and renowned activist and scholar Marco McWilliams as they discuss what the transformative power of racial healing means in the communities of Providence. The Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts (TAPA) Music Majors will also be performing.
“The Day of Racial Healing is an important opportunity for truth-telling in acknowledging the historic and present harms in our society on the basis of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, ethnicity and more,” said Celeste Terry Lo, representative of the Providence Anti-Racism Coalition. “We hope communities across Providence will join us to learn, grow, say, “no more!” to these injustices.”
This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome. Spanish language and ASL interpretation will be provided. Light Refreshments will also be provided. Registration is strongly encouraged on the PPL’s website here: www.provlib.org. Register on PPL’s calendar: provlib.libcal.com/event/9870657