ACC hosts National Day of Racial Healing

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a series of events Tuesday, January 16, at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.) in observance of National Day of Racial Healing.

Organized by the college’s Office of Equity and Inclusion, events include Storycorps interviews with students, faculty, staff, and community members from 8 to 11 a.m. in Building 2000, Room 2140. There also will be a viewing of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, with discussion led by History Professor Roland Hayes, in the newly renovated African American Cultural Center in Room 2133 beginning at 1 p.m.

“ACC is one of 10 nationally appointed institutions to serve as a Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center. The college is committed to developing opportunities for people, organizations, and communities to call for racial healing, bringing people together, and taking action to create a more just and equitable world,” says Dr. Molly Beth Malcolm, ACC executive vice president of campus operations and public affairs. “These conversations will guide our progress.”

In addition to the National Day of Racial Healing events, ACC’s Teaching & Learning Excellence staff will visit campus districtwide throughout the semester to gather input to inform the development of the TRHT Campus Center at ACC.

For more information about the events, contact Dr. Stephanie Hawley, associate vice president of equity and inclusion, at shawley@austincc.edu.

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