“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” — Lilla Watson
The Penumbra Center for Racial Healing is a brave space where the community is called in to learn, rejuvenate, and stand up in support of racial equity. The environment we envision is peaceful, inspiring, and gently provocative, providing moments of deep reflection and respite as visitors navigate the campus. This is a space that centers the black experience, will learn from and support people of color who are not black, and will welcome and support white individuals interested in building resiliency and competency for racial equity work. Year-round racial equity work led by artists will include:
- Virtual and in-person trainings
- A leadership training institute for individuals and cohorts, and more
Leveraging community partnerships in four priority areas: health equity, education, climate justice and criminal justice reform, the Penumbra Center for Racial Healing will offer an opportunity to learn about and address the enduring disparities facing black community, raising awareness and offering tangible strategies for solution. Penumbra will also stand in solidarity with and support indigenous communities upon whose land we are located.
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Share your thoughts, dreams, and hopes for the center! Please complete this short survey and let us know how you might like to participate in the process of realizing our future as a performing arts campus and center for racial healing. Take our short survey to share your feedback and indicate how you would like to participate!
“How are we going to take the songs of all of this wonderful flock here and weave them together to create this great orchestra that will sing the song of healing? ”
—Seitu Ken Jones