National Day of Racial Healing 2023 - South Sound YMCA

National Day of Racial Healing 2023

On January 17, all branches of the South Sound YMCA (Briggs, Plum Street, and Shelton) will be honoring the National Day of Racial Healing by hosting special programs featuring special guest instructors and presenters centered around the healing arts. These programs will be in addition to our regularly scheduled classes and will be open to the public.

Briggs Community YMCA:

  • Tai Chi Intermediate – 9 – 10:15am
  • Tai Chi Beginner – 10:15 – 11am
  • Vocal Yoga – 11:00am
  • Community Drum Circle – 11 – 11:50am and 12:05 – 12:55pm
  • Yoga Flow – 5:45pm

Plum Street YMCA:

  • Tai Chi Intermediate – 6:45 – 7:45am
  • Chair Yoga – 9 – 9:45am
  • Les Mills BODYFLOW – 5:30pm

Shelton Family YMCA

  • YMCA360 demo + raffle with our “Prime Timers’ facilitator, Martha Sweeney – 4 – 5pm
  • Drum and chant gathering with Yogi Karen Lee – 5 – 6pm
  • Guided singing bowl meditation with volunteer Pam LaFayette – 6 – 7pm

This annual observance is hosted by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) and was created with and builds on the work and learnings of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) community partners. Fundamental to this day is a clear understanding that racial healing is at the core of racial equity. This day is observed every year on the Tuesday following Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The National Day of Racial Healing is a time to contemplate our shared values and create the blueprint together for #HowWeHeal from the effects of racism. Launched on Jan. 17, 2017, it is an opportunity to bring ALL people together in their common humanity and inspire collective action to create a more just and equitable world.