1. More than 550 people from across the country joined the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) for its Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Summit in Carlsbad, California. At the summit, the foundation and a broad coalition called for a National Day of Healing on Jan. 17, 2017.
  2. The summit, held Dec. 5-8, brought Kellogg Foundation grantees and partners together to deepen their understanding of how to unearth and eliminate the deeply held, and often unconscious, beliefs created by racism. Kellogg Foundation President and CEO La June Montgomery Tabron and Dr. Gail Christopher, WKKF senior advisor and vice president for TRHT, opened the summit and welcomed guests. Univision anchor Tsi-Tsi-Felix then moderated a conversation with former Mississippi Gov. William Winter, honorary co-chair of TRHT.
  3. TRHT will foster genuine conversations about race, racism, ethnicity and xenophobia in communities so they can begin to heal. Representatives from more than 130 organizations attended the summit, some of which are considering implementing TRHT in their communities. During the summit, participants joined healing circles, a critical tool in building trust and understanding among diverse groups.
  4. Tuesday evening featured a special screening of the EPIX series America Divided, followed by Mixtape DJ and hip-hop producer J. PERIOD moderating a conversation about narrative change with series Executive Producer Norman Lear; WKKF Chief Policy and Communications Officer AJ Jones; Senior Producer Rebecca Teitel; Josh Kun, associate professor of communication in the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California; and artist Maimouna Youssef.
  5. The evening ended with a special multi-genre, musical mixtape experience from J. PERIOD and special guests.
  6. On Wednesday, David Williams, professor of African and African American Studies and Sociology at Harvard University, gave a compelling talk about how racism has historically impacted the health, education and income of different demographic groups.
  7. Five design teams have been meeting over the past year to develop recommendations for the implementation of TRHT in communities. The teams are divided into categories of narrative change, racial healing, separation, law and economy. On Wednesday, they shared their work with participants.
  8. On Wednesday evening, there were special conversations about implementing Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule in communities and addressing the unique political and racial status of indigenous peoples in the TRHT process.
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