Austin Community College District (ACC) invites students, faculty, staff, and community partners to participate in Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Week 2022 January 17—21. The virtual events include workshops, film screenings, and racial healing circles meant to heal wounds the community may be feeling towards racial, gender, and equality issues.
“The TRHT center is a space where we can have intentional conversations, learning, and growth around diversity issues,” says Dr. Khayree Williams, ACC’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Center director. “Together we can find a way to engage in this work and continue to make this a better place and community.”
Monday, January 17 | Martin Luther King Jr. Day (College closed)
12:30 to 2 p.m.: ACC Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. III! “When is it Right to Do What is Right!? When Do We Stand Up for Social Justice!?”
Tuesday, January 18 | National Day of Racial Healing
1 to 2:30 p.m.: National Day of Racial Healing: Impacting Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation through the Arts
Join for an art exhibit unveiling and artist discussion with ACC Art students.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Racial Healing Circle
Join the discussion of Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation through storytelling. Registration is required and participants are expected to have their cameras on.
Livestream through Eventbrite
Wednesday, January 19
Noon to 1:15 p.m.: “Women of Color Succeeding in the Tech Industry”
Engage with local female tech leaders regarding the expansive opportunities in a field where women and people of color are underrepresented.
3 to 4:15 p.m.: “Will Smith Book Club Launch Party”
ACC’s Student Government Association, Black Representation of Achievement through Student Success, and TRHT host its monthly book discussions of actor Will Smith’s latest book, “Will.” Participants will receive a free copy. Participants will discuss the stories and growth shared through books.
Thursday, January 20
3 to 4:30 p.m.: “Mental Health and Healing in Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Circles”
Students, employees, and the community will engage in a panel discussion about mental health and healing.
Friday, January 21
10 to 11:30 a.m.: Keynote Speaker for the TLED/TRHT
Noon to 1 p.m.: Round Rock presents “Healing Requires Unity”
ACC is one of the select national institutions chosen to serve as a TRHT. The Campus Center will focus on eliminating system-inflicted trauma and harmful impacts on the community. The goal is to build cross-racial relationships that lead to racial healing and an exploration of ways to transform while creating narratives that can influence people’s perspectives, perceptions, and behaviors about and toward one another.
For more details and the most up-to-date schedule for TRHT Week, visit austincc.edu/trht.
For questions contact Dr. Khayreee Williams, Director of ACC’s TRHT Campus Center at email@example.com.
Persons who need an interpreter or other accommodations for this event should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-223-6155.