October 24, 2009

Thank you and an invitation

Thank you for making the second annual celebration of Community Healing Days such a success. What began as a call to healing in one city last year has led to celebrations in fifteen cities across the country this year! The movement for emotional healing and renewal for Black people is growing, steadily and surely, and we thank you for putting "time for healing" on your calendar.

We especially want to express our appreciation to the wonderful men and women who did such an excellent job in facilitating local celebrations of Community Healing Days 2009.  They are at the forefront of a movement that will transform the lives of Black people the world over--and we applaud them.

We have heard wonderful reports about the celebration of Community Healing Days 2009, and local leaders were particularly excited that so many young people joined in the weekend's festivities. Leaders in several communities are already making plans for year-long intergenerational programs to build the movement for healing and renewal at the local level--and we look forward to continuing to work with them. Community Healing Days is much more than a once-a-year celebration. It is a catalyst for a movement-and the movement is building. 

Next up, please join us for "An Evening with Dr. Maya Angelou and Friends" on Saturday, November 7, 2009, at the Riverside Church in New York City. Dr. Angelou, Chair of the Community Healing Network (CHN) Board of Advisors, will lead an intergenerational gathering to introduce CHN and issue a call for a global movement for intra-racial healing and inter-racial reconciliation. She will be joined by hip-hop artist Common, singers Freddie Jackson and Red Hurley, and national radio personality Tom Joyner. Please join us for what promises to be a ground-breaking event.  For tickets, please visit the CHN website atwww.CommunityHealingNet.org.

And we invite you to stay with us along the path to healing and renewal. Please visit our website often as we work to expand the movement for community healing-the movement aimed at freeing our minds-and changing how we see-and feel about--ourselves.

Please spread the word. Forward this email to your family and friends.  And, please, tell us what you think.  Join the Community Healing Network conversation on Facebook, or Twitter. We look forward to hearing from you.


Thank you,

Enola G. Aird, President

Community Healing Network, Inc.