Healing Our Nation

Through program content, the Art of Listening, and the power of consultation, program graduates overcome their racial prejudices and come to understand the need to work for change.

For more than twenty five-years Healing Our Nation (HON) has been a catalyst for addressing racism in cities across the United States.

Our programs have educated thousands of people, from Alaska to Florida, from government agencies to universities, from corporations to Native American communities.

We offer multi-levels programs that take participants from understanding to strategic planning, from personal empowerment to institutional change.

Daniel Harris, Director of Diversity & Multicultural Education, St. Louis, MO I have been using Healing Our Nation’s materials and workshops with our staff for the last seventeen years. Their programs have assisted me personally by clarifying my thinking regarding racism and oppression and helping me to develop allies in a mostly all white environment.

Once I completed the strategic planning for overcoming racism at our school with a few of my staff, I had even more solid, educated allies who would stand with me to address issues that needed attention. I no longer felt isolated nor did I have to tackle all the problems myself. As a man of African heritage working in a white environment, I have the support that I need to accomplish my goals.

Dee Common, Teacher, Rockford, IL School District In my 29 years of teaching, I have attended various “diversity” trainings. Nothing has ever gotten to the emotional core like “Healing Our Nation” courses. It is vital that we address these issues at this level.

Introductory Program–My World without Racism

Basic Program–Making Sense of Racism

Advance ProgramsBuilding Partnerships to Overcome Racism

Flexible in format and cost, our programs can be experienced in a variety of ways. To learn how we can assist you or your organization, call Rita Starr at 847-323-1098 or email her at rstarr@healingournation.com.

Associate Dean of Students, Knox College, IL

Healing Our Nation programs provided me with life-changing insights and understanding about my personal biases, prejudices, emotions and feelings as they relate to discrimination and racism . . . The curriculum empowers the non-dominant culture while creating an empathetic and caring paradigm shift for the dominant culture. A delicate blend of audiovisuals, literature, facilitated exercises and discussion groups appeal to both auditory and visual learners.