Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation
Launched in 2016, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) enterprise is a comprehensive effort, implemented community-by-community, to bring about transformational and sustainable change, address the historic and contemporary effects of racism and advance racial equity and racial healing. It responds to decades of calls for healing and the ways racism has affected our ability to know, relate to and value one another.
At its core, TRHT seeks to unearth and eliminate the deeply held, and often unconscious, beliefs created by racism – a primary one being a “hierarchy of human value.” This is when we value one person more than another based on skin color, national origin or other physical, superficial characteristics and let those values affect the decisions we make each day in areas like policymaking, in job decisions, in how we teach children, among others.
A growing list of more than 150 organizational and individual partners are involved in the enterprise with a reach of 289 million people.
This video closed a national TRHT Summit of more than 550 from across the U.S. held in December 2016. The first action emerging from the summit was the call for a National Day of Racial Healing on Jan. 17, 2017.