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Healing Justice: An Integral Approach to Advancing Racial Equity | 2024 Foundations of Racial Equity: Session 3

About Session 3

This third session of the Foundations of Racial Equity Series focuses on the importance of healing justice as a strategy, framework, and way of being within philanthropic institutions. The session will focus on internal organizational practices and external opportunities for philanthropy to resource healing justice strategies.

In the early 2000’s healing justice was introduced as a political and cultural organizing strategy by BIPOC southern-based organizers responding to white supremacist & xenophobic violence; a conservative backlash post 9/11 and increased fascism within the region and the nation. Defined by the Kindred Southern Healing Justice Collective, this strategy is deeply rooted in Black feminism and Black radical traditions of the South, and responds to generational trauma and systemic oppression through building community/survivor-led responses to sustain our collective well being. There is a growing call and desire for those in the philanthropic sector who are funding movement spaces, organizations, and community work to define, design, and implement Healing Justice and Holistic Security grantmaking and practices into their portfolios and organizational cultures.

This first module will ground participants in the lineage and historical influences that shaped the strategy of healing justice. Participants will delve into the foundational principles and values of healing justice. Trainers will lead philanthropic practitioners through an understanding of the impact and role of grantmakers at this particular moment and beyond to expand on opportunities to build infrastructure and scale in Healing Justice political work.

The second module will provide participants with an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of what an integrated philanthropic Healing Justice and Holistic Security praxis include. We will discuss the interdependent and interlocking nature of Healing Justice and Holistic Security, core considerations for grantmaking, programming, and internal organizational culture shifts as well as possible broader philanthropic impacts

Join us to:

  • Learn the history and lineage of healing justice as a political framework.
  • Understand the role healing justice plays in philanthropic priorities such as grassroots organizing, power building.
  • Explore healing justice practices to use in their foundations to create a sustainable and equitable organizational culture.


Omisade Burney-Scott

Principal and Founder

Marisol Jiménez



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