Racial Reconciliation and Healing is a project to support youth ages 16-21. In its tenth year, the project brings together youth and faculty-in-training to expose, discuss, and address structural racism and inequities, with a particular focus on health. It is designed to be a tool for lifelong engagement in the work of racial justice and liberation.

“This is one of the most liberating experiences you’ll have as a high school student. Because, nowhere else can you go and discuss all the things that you’ve internalized openly, and heal with other people.” –Alejandro Gonzalez, Alum ‘17

“Being able to develop those deep relationships and really do racial justice work with individuals is a skill I hope to take with me for the rest of my life.” –Nathan Metz-Lerman, Alum ’17

“We are all ancestors in training.” –Mario R. Borja

“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But, if you have come here to help because your liberation is bound up with mine, then we can work together.”Lila Watson, Aboriginal Artist and Organizer

“We talk a lot about youth, perhaps, having a ‘moment’ which is when all of those emotions may converge. We can help through a healing or a reconciliation process.” –Dennie Butler-MacKay, LICSW, SJPHC