The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service Center on Community Philanthropy welcomes the inaugural class of the Racial Healing Certification Program to Little Rock, Ark., for the start of its Racial Healing Tour. The tour will be from March 29 to April 1 and will include visits in Arkansas and Alabama.
"We are ecstatic to welcome the Racial Healing Cohort and our partners to Little Rock, Arkansas, to begin our first Racial Healing Tour of the American South," said Charlotte Williams, Professor and Director of the Clinton School Center on Community Philanthropy. "This tour will allow the cohort to dive deeper into their racial healing journey."
While in Little Rock, the cohort will visit the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and will have a discussion with the Emmett Till Interpretive Center of Sumner, Miss. The tour will end in Montgomery, Ala., with visits to the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice.
The Racial Healing Tour is led in partnership with the Clinton School Center on Community Philanthropy and the National Compadres Network. The tour is a part of the experiential learning phase of the Racial Healing Certification Program, where participants can explore racial healing from within themselves and their organizations.
The Racial Healing Certification Program is the first designation of its kind designed to provide specialized training, education, and unique experiences that promote skills development and competencies in the targeted area of racial healing. The inaugural cohort is comprised of nine nonprofit leaders.
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