Days before the inauguration of Donald Trump as the country’s 45th president, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has called for a national day of healing on January 17 to promote its Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) initiative.

“After decades of funding diverse communities to help improve the lives of vulnerable children, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) leadership recognizes the need for racial healing and eliminating racism, and replacing it with the affirmation of our equal and shared humanity,” Dr. Gail C. Christopher, a senior adviser for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and vice president for the TRHT initiative, said in a statement.

“Our country needs racial healing and a sustained effort to avert the racism that influences public and private systems, practices and policies. The racial healing can move us toward one another in a spirit of wholeness and love. A transformative, positive change can come from this shift in our individual and collective consciousness and the resulting actions we take on behalf of ourselves, our children and future generations of our human family,” Christopher continued.

Events are being scheduled around the country and are listed here.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation is a funder of the Futuro Media Group, which produces NPR’s Latino USA.

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