Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center
In October 2021 SUNY Plattsburgh was selected to host a new Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center by the AAC&U and W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
SUNY Plattsburgh is now one of 48 TRHT Campus Centers nationwide and the only SUNY campus to be selected in this competitive selection process. By becoming a TRHT Campus Center, we partner with the AAC&U and W.K. Kellogg Foundation to pursue the shared goal of preparing the next generation of leaders and thinkers to break down racialized practices and to dismantle the belief in a hierarchy of human value (AAC&U, 2021).
Join Us — All Are Welcome
Join us for Healing Circles every first Friday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. in the Angell College Center H.U.B. All are welcome.
Our campuses will be a crucible for conversation that can dismantle historical racial narratives, sentiments and systems related to the hierarchy of human value between students, among inward community values and among outward facing community members. As such, we aim to recruit and retain a racially diverse student body, faculty and staff.
Healing Circles — Our Stories Matter
False narratives hamper our ability to understand our world and relationships as they are, leading us to create and reinforce perceptions that are untrue. Help change the narrative.
We work to heal from the wounds of the past, to build mutually respectful relationships across racial and ethnic lines that honor and value each person’s humanity, and to build trusting, intergenerational and diverse community relationships that better reflect our common humanity.
We teach when we speak; we learn when we listen; we build when we share; we heal when we trust.
About TRHT Rx Racial Healing™ Circles
The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosts dialogue opportunities that bring together cross-racial groups to share stories, disrupt unjust narratives and behaviors and to speak as a collective.
Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Rx Racial Healing™ Circles are open to any student, staff, faculty, or community members who wish to come together in dialogue. Please join us and speak your truths. See the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion campus calendar for dates and times of future Rx Racial Healing™ Circles and other TRHT Center events.
Come and share a safe space where your voice can be heard, where you can share your lived experience and truly listen to others in an effort to bring our campus and community together.
David Duprey, Executive Director of the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Campus Center
About Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation
I was never taught how to talk about race or anything that could be deemed “controversial.” In the past I struggled with finding my voice because I was so afraid to say the wrong thing, while at the same time being aware of the urgent necessity to break down that apprehension. The Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation circles helped me to find my voice in the conversation.
Bridget Haina, Associate Professor of Digital Media Production