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  • Vision
    A Racism-Free Pioneer Valley
  • Transformation
    Learning, Listening, Acting
  • Unity
    Recognizing Oneness
  • Building
    One Community

Building a Racism-Free Community

Many in the Greater Springfield area believe that racism continues to afflict us and has an impact on our businesses, neighborhoods, schools and interpersonal relationships.

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Upcoming Events
Oct 20
Healing Racism Fall Session
Feb 9
Healing Racism Winter Session
Mar 30
Healing Racism Early Spring Session
May 4
Healing Racism Late Spring Session
Latest News
July, 8 2016
Healing Racism Institute of Pioneer Valley Director, Waleska Lugo-Dejesús, discusses the Institutes experience and impact on Newsmakers from the Majestic Theater.

Our Next Workshop

Thursday 10/20/16
“What makes the work of the Healing Racism Institute of Pioneer Valley so important is the way it enlightens hearts and minds to the kind of race-based cultural conditioning that st… Continue
Daniel J. Warwick
Superintendent of Springfield Public Schools
“What makes the work of the Healing Racism Institute of Pioneer Valley so important is the way it enlightens hearts and minds to the kind of race-based cultural conditioning that still continues to shape our nation. Highly deserving of wide participation, the institute examines the history of racial politics in a way that is non-judgmental, engaging and quite personal. I consider this institute to be very important and valuable, especially as our school district continues our work to enhance cultural competence across the board.”
Daniel J. Warwick
Superintendent of Springfield Public Schools
“The Healing Racism session was very powerful and it helped me better understand the impact of racism in our region. I look forward to positively impacting my workplace and communit… Continue
Sarah Pompea
Springfield Falcons
“The Healing Racism session was very powerful and it helped me better understand the impact of racism in our region. I look forward to positively impacting my workplace and community with the knowledge I gained the past two days”
Sarah Pompea
Springfield Falcons
...it has been life changing.
this one hit my heart like no other
“My initial thought process was, can we make a difference? Hearing from various people who attended the session reflect on their experiences was enlightening. It led me to believe… Continue
Andrew R. Cade
Urban League of Springfield
“My initial thought process was, can we make a difference? Hearing from various people who attended the session reflect on their experiences was enlightening. It led me to believe that the solution to the problem is not complex. We need to have conversations and more often. Conversations allow people to think deeply while they are sharing their experiences and it allows people who are listening to reflect on their own experiences, cultural attitudes and behaviors. We can’t make a change overnight, but incrementally, individually, and collectively we can do our part to cultivate transformational systemic change to heal racism. As a result of the Healing Racism session, I have become more conscious of how I view people and how I see the world. One key tool that I have used to heal racism from my experience in attending the session is to listen and have more conversations with people of various ethnic backgrounds in order to acquire a succinct understanding of how they view the world.”
Andrew R. Cade
Urban League of Springfield
Alumni Referrals

If you are an alum, you may refer someone to us for attendance at an upcoming event.

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