The Grand Rapids Chamber believes creating great inclusion requires honest and open dialogue.

The Institute for Healing Racism is a 21st century workshop learning experience that gives participants tools to enhance their capacity to engage in conversation about racial equity, race, racism, and through an intersectional lens.

Chamber programs prioritize creating spaces where diverse perspectives can come together to learn, grow, and push our community forward toward a more inclusive community for all.

Participants will experience an adult learner developmental approach first starting by exploring their own identity, thoughts, feelings. Explore the various dimensions of race, racial equity and inclusion, and end by developing and implementing a 21-day action plan.

Most importantly, each participant is challenged to listen and learn in a in a non-judgmental, way that promotes greater awareness and understanding that motivates movement towards greater inclusion.