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Santa Clara County Community Commemorates January 2021 as Month of Racial Healing

County Will Host Virtual National Day of Racial Healing Event on January 21, 2021

 

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA—Join the County of Santa Clara, our youth community, elected officials, and social justice leaders to lift up racial and social justice efforts in our community through a series of events this month commemorating the County’s National Day of Racial Healing. The County will host the virtual community event, “Healing through Justice, Truth, and Equity: Black Lives are Sacred,” on January 21, 2021.

 

“Collaborating with our partners—schools, cities, nonprofit organizations, business, labor, and other stakeholders—makes us stronger, enhancing our ability to transform systems to better serve the community,” said Miguel Márquez, County of Santa Clara Chief Operating Officer. “We hope all members of the community and all of our partners will join us for the National Day of Racial Healing virtual event to learn about social justice efforts happening in Santa Clara County.”  

 

The National Day of Racial Healing virtual event on January 21, from 3:30-5pm, will feature key speakers and an online exhibit to display art from local students and community members who will express their views on racial healing. Learn more on the event web site. Zoom link for the event: https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/94438306536.

 

The County of Santa Clara Office of Cultural Competency, in the Division of Equity and Social Justice (DESJ), will host the second annual National Day of Racial Healing event and will share a calendar of virtual community events designed to focus on ways for the community to heal from the wounds of the past, to build mutually respectful relationships across racial and ethnic lines, and to build trusting intergenerational and diverse community relationships that better reflect our common humanity. This effort hosts a series of virtual healing spaces and engages youth, members of the community, and partners to share expressions of art related to this year’s theme. The events build upon the foundation and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as community efforts that strengthen racial equity and social justice.

 

Community organizations are invited to submit events commemorating racial healing month. For more information about how to submit events, or to see the calendar of equity, healing and social justice events throughout the month, please visit www.sccgov.org/sites/occ.

 

National Day of Racial Healing virtual event - January 21, 2021 - Event Flyer

 

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Posted: January 15, 2021

Contact: Laurel Anderson, Office of Communications and Public Affairs, 408-299-5119, sccpublicaffairs@ceo.sccgov.org

 

 

 

Last updated: 1/15/2021 3:27 PM