Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation

AAC&U is partnering with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) enterprise to help communities embrace racial healing and uproot conscious and unconscious beliefs in the hierarchy of human value.

The TRHT enterprise will prioritize inclusive, community-based healing activities and policy designs that seek to change collective community narratives and broaden the understanding that Americans have of their diverse experiences.

The enterprise includes a series of Design Teams composed of people representing a wide range of organizations and addressing such issues as separation, law, economy, and racial healing. Initial findings from the Design Teams were discussed at AAC&U’s Annual Meeting Pre-Meeting Symposium on Student Activism and Liberal Education on January 25, 2017, in San Francisco, California.

For more information about the TRHT enterprise, please see a special issue of Liberal Education that provides an overview of this wide-ranging effort to heal racial divides in communities across the country. 

You can access the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Racial Equity Resource Guide that provides resources organized for the TRHT enterprise here.

AAC&U has been selected as a host organization for the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program, which will provide the opportunity for an individual to join our leadership team for AAC&U's work on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation.  See the announcement of AAC&U's selection for the Fellows Program for more information. 

Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Summit - Closing Video


Resources for Campus Leaders Crafting Messages in Response to Issues of Racial and Social JusticeResources for Campus Leaders Crafting Messages in Response to Issues of Racial and Social Justice

AAC&U is pleased to share statements and letters from several college and university presidents in response to recent current events regarding issues of racial and social justice. We hope you will use these letters as resources as you craft your own responses to these important issues.

Read more about AAC&U's partnership with the TRHT enterprise here.
Read more about the TRHT enterprise here