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A Full March Ahead for the TRHT Center

Now in its second year, Hamline University’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center programming is ramping up nationally, locally and on campus.

Hamline TRHT Director Dr. David Everett presented in an Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) webinar with representatives from Austin Community College, Rutgers University–Newark, and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa on Wednesday, March 6. During the webinar Dr. Everett, who is also Hamline’s Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, discussed how the TRHT works to address historical and contemporary effects of racism and bring about transformative and sustainable change to our community.

In local work, TRHT will host the first Truth and Transformation: Changing Racial Narratives in Media conference scheduled for Tuesday, March 19 from 8:00 a.m. through Wednesday, March 20 at 5:00 p.m. This gathering seeks to equip media professionals to challenge racial narratives and to build trust in local news media. The conference is a collaboration between The Minnesota Humanities Center, Minnesota Public Radio, KMOJ, Pillsbury United Communities, ThreeSixty Journalism at the University of St. Thomas, and Hamline University.

On campus, TRHT will facilitate a day focused on racial healing for the Hamline community. Three Racial Healing circles will take place on Thursday, March 28 throughout the day in West 200 at the following times: A morning circle (8:00 - 9:30 a.m.); a mid-day circle (11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.) and an evening circle (4:00 - 5:30 p.m.) The Racial Healing Circle uses storytelling as a means to connect people and deepen reflection about race and racism and it is a critical component of the TRHT framework. Registration for the healing circles is required by March 26 and the link can be found here.

Hamline was one of the first of ten institutions nationwide to be selected by the AACU to host a TRHT Campus Center.

Written by staff.