Racial Healing and Racial Equity
Highlander is engaged in a racial healing racial justice effort called New R’s of Education: Recall and Remember, Record and Reflect, Repair and Recommend.
Most Southern communities have had little opportunity for much needed healing of the experiences deeply rooted in the fight for racial justice. Highlander Center is working with people in the communities of Nashville, Little Rock and the Knoxville Tennessee area to engage people in story circles, interviews and documentation to elicit histories around race at Highlander Center and in local communities. This information is being analyzed to tie history to current challenges, and, translate the power of these now collectivized stories into recommendations for institutional change and community transformation.