“It is time to focus our energy, resources and discourse on uprooting and eliminating the false ideology of a hierarchy of human value to grow what we value most: our common humanity. It is time to overturn this belief and to address its legacy, together. This is the work of and Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation [TRHT].” Dr. Gail C. Christopher
Racial Healing Circles
Racial Healing Circles in Charleston started in Fall 2021 and over time are cascading across Charleston in all sectors – governance, education, including colleges and universities, law enforcement, faith-based and spiritual communities, neighborhoods, businesses, and nonprofits – working collaboratively with SJREC partners, community leaders, stakeholders, and holding Racial Healing Circles that create new understandings of our common humanity for healing and relationship building.
Local co-facilitators have been trained to orchestrate the Racial Healing Circles as they are held in the community. We envision hundreds and thousands of people participating in the small group process over the course of the next five years – transforming hearts, minds and our community.
Upcoming Racial Healing Circles:
Saturday, November 18 at 10:00 a.m. EST
Daniel Library at The Citadel
171 Moultrie St, Charleston SC 29409
Monday, November 20 at 6:00 p.m. EST
Living Your Truth Forum live-streamed from Charleston’s International African-American Museum
with Damon Fordham and Brandon Fish Moderated by Dr. Felice Knight
Click here for more information and to register
Thursday, September 21, 2023
Hurd/St Andrews Public Library
1735 N Woodmere Dr., Charleston SC 29407
with League of Women Voters Charleston-area members
Monday, August 14, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.
with incoming freshmen of The Citadel
Saturday, July 8, 2023
with Mother Emanuel Commemoration Committee youth participants
June 20, 2023 | See Flyer
May 17-19, 2023 | Three-Day Facilitator TRAINING
Day 1 (05/17) – Experience a Racial Healing Circle
Day 2 (05/18) – Learn about Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation, elements of a circle and facilitation methods
Day 3 (05/19) – Practice designing prompts, facilitator strategies and interventions, and managing the virtual space
Training is free. Email SJREC@thesophiainstitute.org to sign-up!
Monday, April 6, 2023 | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. EST / 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. PST
Saturday, April 15, 2023
Thursday, April 20, 2023 | 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. EST / 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. PST
Saturday, March 4, 2023 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. EST
Thursday, March 16, 2023 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. EST / 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. PST
Monday, March 20, 2023 | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. EST / 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. PST
Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EST / 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. PST
National Day of Racial Healing – Virtual Coast to Coast Racial Healing Circle
January 17, 2023 | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Eastern / 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Pacific
Sponsored in collaboration with the Campus TRHT Centers at The Citadel and Pepperdine University
Email: SJREC@thesophiainstitute.org or pre-register to be the first to know when new dates are announced
Purpose of the U.S. Truth, Racial Healing, Transformation and Racial Healing Circles
The purpose of the U.S. Truth, Racial Healing, Transformation and Racial Healing Circles (TRHT) movement is to properly acknowledge and memorialize the comprehensive effects of centuries of adherence to a racism ideology and to be a catalyst for progress toward jettisoning the belief in a hierarchy of human value, embracing our common humanity, and permanently eliminating persistent racial inequalities. The TRHT Movement is enabling the creation of a collective vision for a future and a present without racism and its harmful consequences on the health of individuals and the society as a whole.