On Tuesday, 1/16/24, Rowan County will celebrate its second annual National Day of Racial Healing with a presentation: “What’s Now, What’s Next: Local Responses to Food Insecurity.”

The event focuses on widening charitable perspectives for addressing hunger to include approaches that recognize the root causes of food insecurity. It explores engaging holistic, person-centered approaches to increase the collaborative and collective impact of community efforts. It is co-organized by Actions in Faith & Justice and The Reach Church.

This event will be held at Rowan County Public Library – Headquarters – 201 W Fisher Street, Salisbury, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 16. It is free and all are welcome.

Local programs that are addressing food insecurity will be showcased and currently include: At the Cross Ministries, Happy Roots, RSS Nutrition Program, and Bread Riot. Representatives of each program will describe their current efforts and also share future aspirations for addressing hunger.  

The National Day of Racial Healing (NDORH) is an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and communities to acknowledge the need for racial healing by bringing people together to take action to create a more just and equitable world, rooted in our shared humanity.

NDORH is a part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation initiative. Kellogg funds and nationally coordinates a community-based planning process intended to bring about transformational and sustainable change by addressing the historic and contemporary effects of racism.

Established in 2017 by more than 550 U.S. leaders who wanted to set aside a day of action, the National Day of Racial Healing is observed every year on the Tuesday following Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Learn more at  https://dayofracialhealing.org/about-ndorh/