Institute for Healing Racism

Experience the Institute for Healing Racism at Grand Rapids Community College. The powerful two-day session connects people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds to discuss thought provoking topics. Participants will explore the history of race in North America as well as critically examine how race affects us professionally and personally.

The Institute’s core beliefs are:

  • The oneness of humanity
  • Racism is a social not a biological construct
  • Racism affects all people
  • Healing is possible

" made me re-evaluate my information about others and think twice about my daily thoughts and actions. I now know what I didn’t know, but thought I knew."

"I refuse to be an instrument of racism and the information that the Institute has given me has only strengthened my resolve. Profoundly, my life will never be the same."

"...potentially threatening subject matter was presented in a non-threatening environment. I was challenged to explore my perspectives and beliefs about racism."

Don't miss out on what many have described as a life changing opportunity. 

The Institute for Healing Racism is facilitated by certified trainers by the Woodrick Center. Registration for a two-day session is limited to 25 participants. Each participant must commit to attendance for both days. Please call (616) 234-3390 for more information.

Upcoming Dates

Fall, 2019 (dates to be determined)