Transformational Racial Healing Circles

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Transformational Racial Healing Circles


Transformational Racial Healing Circles (TRHC) are an opportunity to gather and share our personal stories and truths in a brave space. This six-consecutive-week program, empowered by YWCA Delaware and Delaware State University’s Trauma Academy is available online.

Each weekly group session, guided by a trained facilitator, aims to see the shared humanity that lives in all of us. Sessions promote ways to heal from past wounds, establish mutually respectful connections across racial and ethnic lines that honor and value each person’s humanity, and build trusting, diverse community ties that better represent our shared humanity.

The TRHC program uses The Little Book of Racial Healing  as a guide. The authors of The Little Book of Racial Healing, Thomas DeWolf and Jodie Geddes, share a vision of a more connected, just, and truthful community that would acknowledge and seek to heal the unresolved and persistent racial wounds of the past that continue to affect and harm all of us today. We at YWCA Delaware share this vision and believe deep equality resides in our human capacities for reason, autonomy, moral agency, and love.

We hope you will join us on this journey!

“It seemed to begin a long-met need.” – TRHC Participant


Select a weekly group meeting below:

Mondays, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Feb. 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, March 6th, 13th, (20th) LINK

Mondays, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Feb. 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, March 6th, 13th, (20th) LINK

Tuesdays, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Feb. 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, March 7th, and 14th LINK

Wednesdays, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Feb. 8th, 15th, 22nd,  March 1st, 8th, and 15th LINK

Thursdays, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Feb. 9th, 16th, 23rd,  March 2nd, 9th, and 16th LINK

Fridays, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Feb. 10th, 17th, 24th,  March 3rd, 10th, and 17th LINK

Questions? Please email Rebecca Cotto, Director of Racial and Social Justice at rcotto@ywcade.org.

Interested in becoming a YWCA Delaware Facilitator? Fill out our application, here.