Racial Healing @ Vassar

Formerly “Life @ Vassar,” the objective of Racial Healing @ Vassar is to promote awareness, understanding, and healing around issues of race and racism.

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We meet weekly on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Ordan Room, located in Main Building.

Contact Luis Inoa

The workgroup aims to create a safe and inclusive space where participants can engage in open and honest dialogue about their experiences with race and racism, and explore ways to challenge and dismantle systemic oppression.

Specifically, we focus on:

  • Building knowledge and awareness of race and racism, including historical and current contexts, and the impact of systemic oppression on individuals and communities.
  • Developing skills for navigating difficult conversations about race and racism, including active listening, empathy, and effective communication.
  • Exploring personal and collective experiences of race and racism, and identifying ways to disrupt harmful patterns and behaviors.
  • Engaging in collective healing practices, such as mindfulness, self-reflection, and community building to support individuals and promote resilience.
  • Identifying strategies for creating more inclusive and equitable environments within the college community and beyond, and committing to ongoing action and allyship in the pursuit of racial justice.