Community Healing Days
“Take a day to heal from the lies you’ve been told and the ones you’ve told yourself.” – Maya Angelou
Inspired by Dr. Angelou, Community Healing Days was one of CHN’s first initiatives. Held on the third weekend of every October, this celebration is designed to put “time for healing” at the top of the global Black community’s agenda, to celebrate our resilience, and to increase solidarity.
In 2013, Dr. Angelou issued a call encouraging Black people and our allies to Wear Sky Blue during Community Healing Days as a sign of our collective determination to “turn the pain of the blues into the sky blue of unlimited possibilities.”
We invite you to join us each year, on the third weekend of October, in answering Dr. Angelou’s call. Put “time for healing” on your agenda, and Wear Sky Blue as a reminder that the sky is the limit. Please share photos of yourself, your family, and friends with the hashtag #WearSkyBlue to join this growing global celebration. Click the link to access our Community Healing Days Toolkit.
Community Healing Days 2019 Activities
- Albany, NY | Community Healing, an introduction to Emotional Emancipation |Hosted by Social Justice Center
- Philadelphia, PA | Peace & Love Student Youth Council’s Shut Up and Listen | Hosted by Peace and Love Organization
- Richmond, VA | Community Healing Day Event | The Healing Hub | Hosted by House of Bhagat
- Philadelphia, PA | Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools Screening and Discussion |Hosted by Our House Cultural Center
- Los Angeles, CA | Sister and the Sistah’s Women’s Brunch | Hosted by Model Me Over
- Washington, DC | Racial Awareness and Mindfulness 2019 Allyship Training | Hosted by Westminster Presbyterian Church
- Wichita, KS | Saving “WE” Wichita Community Day of Healing. Saving “WE” will be utilizing the SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF KWANZAA to guide attendees through an interactive discussion board regarding Reigniting Our Imaginations. | Location: KWANZAA EXHIBITION at the corners of 9th & Minnesota Streets, bring a chair. Rain Location: Wichita Urban League, 9th & Grove Streets. No registration required