Community Healing Days
“Take a day to heal from the lies you’ve
been told and the ones you’ve told yourself.” – Maya Angelou
Inspired by Dr. Angelou, Founding Chair of CHN’s Board of Advisors, Community Healing Days was one of CHN’s first initiatives. Held on the third weekend of every October, this celebration is designed to put “time for healing” at the top of the global Black community’s agenda, celebrate our resilience, and increase our solidarity.
In 2013, Dr. Angelou issued a call encouraging Black people and our allies to Wear Sky Blue during Community Healing Days as a sign of our collective determination to “turn the pain of the blues into the sky blue of unlimited possibilities.”
We invite you to join us each year, on the third weekend of October, in answering Dr. Angelou’s call.
Put “time for healing” on your agenda, and Wear Sky Blue. Please share photos of yourself, your family, and friends with the hashtag #WearSkyBlue to join this growing global celebration.
Mark your calendars now to celebrate Community Healing Days 2021, Friday through Sunday, October 15, 16, and 17. This year’s theme is: “Making the Case for Emotional Reparations.”
More information and resources for Community Healing Days 2021 will be released in August 2021.