University of Wisconsin–Madison

Racial Healing & Transformation Series CommUNITY Well-Being

During the CommUNITY Well-Being Month, we will be offering a Racial Healing & Transformation series. Racial inequities in healthcare, education, housing, employment, criminal justice, workplace environments, and day-to-day treatment are just some examples that have historically prevented communities of color from accessing the opportunities, support and resources that they need to survive and thrive in this world. These systems have been racialized and distributes power in a way that continues to have a profound impact on the health and well-being of our communities.

The purpose of this learning series is to raise awareness and to develop a shared understanding of the deep intersection and impact of racism on health and well-being and to discover what racial healing and reconciliation can look like for ourselves and our community.

This is a sequential, cohort-based learning series designed to begin and/or continue learning about community well-being through an intentional and critical health equity and racial justice lens.

Survey & Registration

To participate in the Racial Healing and Transformation Series, you must complete the survey. Once you have completed the survey, you will receive a link to register for the series.


Capacity for this learning series is limited and if you register, it is expected that you engage and participate in every session. There are a total of five commitments, each Friday morning throughout the month of October from 9–10 am.

Week 1 – October 2, 2020
Building foundation
Self work and individual learning

Week 2 – October 9, 2020
Building awareness
Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Week 3 – October 16, 2020
Building capacity
Space for Conversation and Reflection

Week 4 – October 23, 2020
Continued discovery
What is Racial Healing? And What Does It Look Like?

Week 5 – October 30, 2020
Continued dialogue
What does Transformation Look Like?