After the officer-involved shooting of Rumain Brisbon on December 2, 2014, we began in 2015 and continue to collaborate successfully with the Phoenix Police Department on “Ten Solutions to Build to Trust in Our City” and independent submission, beginning in 2017, of 18 Citizen Petitions to the Mayor and City Council written by Joanne Scott Woods, M.A., M.Ed. In 2020, Joanne Scott Woods, Coordinator, successfully petitioned Phoenix and the State of Arizona for the Proclamation of a Day of Racial Healing, signed in support by Kim Baker, Field Director. The PDJCC is now annually promoting Racial Healing Campaign Community Projects at the Day’s Annual Celebration, those of the #HowWeHeal Book Club to #EndRacism Through #Unity by #BuildingCommunity & Healing through #Science and PUBLIC FORUMS on #HowWeHeal and #EndRacism through #Unity, year-long Racial Healing Campaign Community Projects from February through November – on first Fridays for the BOOK CLUB and 3rd Fridays for the PUBLIC FORUMS from from 6 to 7:30 pm. A new collaboration began in 2021 with the UNITY INTIATIVE EMBODIMENT: YOGA FOR RACIAL HEALING with Founder Gracie McGovern-Nintzel, B.A., PTA, PYT-c, a Medical Therapeutic Yoga Instructor. Body Practices from “My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies” are the primary focus of both the book club and yoga for racial healing meetings, covering identical chapters each month from Resmaa Menakem’s self-discovery book My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies. YOGA FOR RACIAL HEALING is held on 3rd Saturdays from 10 am to Noon. All three meetings, the BOOK CLUB, YOGA FOR RACIAL HEALING and the PUBLIC FORUMS are presently held virtually on Zoom.
Please go the Facebook Pages, “People Demanding Justice Community Coalition,” or “People Demanding Racial Healing” for “Racial Healing Campaign” Events posted OR please email a request for an Event Invitation to Joanne at email@example.com.