TEMPLATE for A DAY OF RACIAL HEALING (Free Use from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation)

MAYORAL/STATE PROCLAMATION

A National Day of Racial Healing” OR “A Day of Racial Healing”

WHEREAS, we have all witnessed racial divisiveness rising in America’s urban, rural, suburban, and tribal communities today that threatens the very core of this great county’s unified front; and

WHEREAS, just like those who came before us, it is our duty to protect the children of this country and maintain communities in which they all may be given the opportunity to succeed; and

WHEREAS, we understand and recognize that there is a racial divide in our country and we must all work earnestly to heal the wounds created by racial, ethnic and religious bias and build an equitable and just society so that all children can thrive; and

WHEREAS, children have the right to be provided every opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive in nurturing environments that don’t violate their safety, dignity, and humanity; and

WHEREAS, every single person has the capability to make a simple change within him or herself that can have a profound effect on an entire society; and

WHEREAS, if we all dedicate ourselves to the principles of truth, racial healing and transformation, we can all bring about the necessary changes in thinking and behavior that will propel this great county forward as a unified force where racial biases will become a thing of the past; and

WHEREAS, racial healing is a vital and crucial commitment to the education, social, mental and overall well-being of all our children; and

WHEREAS, the city/state of _________________, in conjunction with others throughout the United States of American acknowledges the Tuesday immediately following the third Monday of January on which the life and achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr. are celebrated,  as “A National Day of Racial Healing” and urges all citizens to promote racial healing and transformation in the ways that are best suited for them individually, as a means to working together to ensure the best quality of life for every child.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, ____________________ , (insert mayor or state representative), on this ___ Day of January, 20__  do hereby proclaim that this city/state honors and recognizes “A National Day of Racial Healing.” (OR “A Day of Racial Healing.”)

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