January 18th, 2022
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.


Join Us!

Co-hosted by Center for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation – University of Cincinnati & All-In Cincinnati



The Center for Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation at the University of Cincinnati and All-In Cincinnati have collaborated to coordinate a virtual event to engage in racial healing & celebrate the National Day of Racial Healing (NDORH) on January 18, 2022.

This year's event features a keynote & discussion with Heather McGhee, author of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together.


Racial healing is an ongoing process supportive of wholeness in individuals, communities and societies. It benefits all people because, regardless of background, we live in and are impacted by the narratives and conditions present throughout this increasingly interconnected world.


The NDORH offers people, organizations and communities across the United States opportunities to recognize the need for racial healing and brings people together to take collective action for a more just and equitable world.




Racial Healing Circles (RHCs) are central to truth, racial healing, and transformation work. RHCs offer a compassionate and expansive forum for sharing personal truths to begin (or continue) the process of transforming hearts and minds. Through active listening and being open to the perspectives and experiences of others, RHCs are designed to leverage local action to promote racial healing and equity.

The 2022 Cincinnati’s National Day of Racial Healing provides attendees an opportunity to participate in a 90-minute Racial Healing Circle of their choice.



9:00 AM

11:00 AM

11:10 AM

12:00 PM

1:15 PM

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

4:30 PM

6:30 PM

7:30 PM

Racial Healing Circles (prior registration required)


Panel: What's Next? Pathways to Racial Healing for You & Your Community

Have you recently participated in a Racial Healing Circle? Just completed a riveting book on racial injustice? Or simply interested in developing tools in your racial healing toolkit? This panel explores various programs, initiatives, events, and personal activities that support your journey for racial healing. Panelists will discuss what to do when you are not sure what is next in your racial healing journey.

Keynote with Heather McGhee, author of "The Sum of Us"

Mindfulness Break (Yoga & Meditation)
     Lizzie Ngwenya-Scoburgh, Ph.D.

Spend some time healing your mind and body as you develop your mindfulness practice. Dr. Ngwenya-Scoburgh will lead you through a yoga and meditation midday mindful break. Center your breath and calm your inner self as you practice.

Panel: Speaking Truth to Power - The Role of Racial Healing in Advocacy and Policy

Central to racial healing and change is truth. Panelists will discuss truths - the truth about Critical Race Theory, truths about public policy and how it impacts you, and the truth about how advocacy and policy work can heal communities and those residing in them.

Closing of Main Program

"Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation: Cincinnati - A Documentary"

Join the premiere of a documentary exploring how a history of structural racism in policies and practices harmed four Black communities in the Greater Cincinnati region. The panel discussion, immediately following, offers an opportunity for local leaders across sectors to discuss what actions are needed - from funding to legislation to community building - to move the needle on racial equity in Cincinnati.

Panel: Fostering Racial Equity in Cincinnati: Pathways to Progress     

Immediately following the premiere of "Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation: Cincinnati," panelists will discuss systemic racism, its impact on local communities, and solutions to eradicate existing racial disparities.

Healing Through Dance w/ DJ Vader

Healing comes in many forms. For many, dance and music are critical for healing hearts, minds, and bodies. Celebrate yourself and the National Day of Racial Healing as you groove to the sounds of DJ Vader.