Racism is both a historical and continuing stain on the cultural fabric of the United States. Issues such as police brutality and voter disenfranchisement of Black Americans have dominated the news cycle this year, but we know these issues are not new. Sadly, we also know that historically, any attention paid to these issues tends to wane.
This year, as a part of Corus International's ongoing commitment to fighting racism, we will participate in the 2021 National Day of Racial Healing on Tuesday, January 19. This event, organized by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) — and created with and building on the work and learnings of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) — is a time for contemplation and collective action on how we heal from the effects of racism. This year marks the fourth observance, always held the day after the observance of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
At Corus, we acknowledge we have much to learn about racial justice and healing. The conversations we must have and the work we must do to this end will not be easy. But as an organization that operates with wholehearted belief in and passion about the dignity and worth of every single human being, we look forward to learning and changing systemically and individually.
We would like to invite you to join us in observing the National Day of Racial Healing by signing up for this online event, which will take place at 3 p.m. EST. You can register here.