Jan. 27, 2023
We’re in solidarity with the communities of Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay as they mourn the lack of life, work to recuperate a way of security and start the lengthy journey towards therapeutic within the aftermath of two separate acts of mass gun violence in latest days. Study extra how one can assist.
The cities of Las Cruces and Albuquerque and the state of New Mexico issued proclamations in help of advancing racial fairness and therapeutic for WKKF’s Nationwide Day of Racial Therapeutic. As well as, the Explora Science Middle and Kids’s Museum of Albuquerque kicked off their very own two-day celebration with a city corridor viewing get together within the museum’s new teen heart, and concluded with a teen summit on racial therapeutic and a free neighborhood occasion.
Additionally in Las Cruces, WKKF grantee Studying Motion Buffet hosted youth-led actions for the Nationwide Day of Racial Therapeutic with Alma d’Arte Constitution Excessive Faculty, together with an open mic occasion and a neighborhood celebration. The College of New Mexico Lobos for Change scholar athlete group hosted a cultural truthful, bringing collectively individuals to pay attention and share tales with college college students and neighborhood teams collaborating to advance racial fairness.
5 years after it was launched with WKKF funding, the Battle Creek Coalition for Reality, Racial Therapeutic and Transformation (BCTRHT) has efficiently catalyzed a rising racial fairness motion within the metropolis. The initiative revealed a e-book about racial therapeutic, How We Heal; metropolis authorities employed its first-ever range, fairness and inclusion officer (Kimberly Holley, co-coordinator of BCTRHT); Willard Library hosted intentional conversations about racial stereotyping; and Latinx ladies launched a management growth program.
How can journalism inform tales which can be consultant, inclusive and wealthy with the variety of the communities which can be being coated? On the Nationwide Day of Racial Therapeutic, a panel of journalists from Kansas Metropolis sat down with the Well being Ahead Basis to debate range, fairness and inclusion efforts of their respective newsrooms. “The image will not be all the time utterly painted…we’re lacking important nuanced tales that folks have needed to inform,” stated Vicky Diaz-Camacho of Flatland at Kansas Metropolis PBS. The total dialog was captured within the basis’s Ahead Focus podcast.
Charity Dean, president and CEO of the Metro Detroit Black Enterprise Alliance, lately spoke on the Detroit Coverage Convention and cited WKKF’s Enterprise Case for Racial Fairness in explaining why racial fairness is a essential technique for financial progress in Detroit. When Interstate Freeway 375 was constructed within the metropolis, it destroyed the Paradise Valley and Black Backside neighborhoods and enterprise districts, which had been thriving Black communities. Now that the state and metropolis need to transition the freeway right into a boulevard with facilities for pedestrians, Dean challenged native leaders to heart racial fairness of their historic alternative to proper the wrongs of the previous.