A holistic approach to assisting in the healing of our communities amidst the anguish, rage, violence, illness, trauma, and loss they have and continue to experience.

The Healing Justice Dialogue Series

Upcoming Events

bell hooks: an evening of remembrance
Wednesday, March 2, 6:00-8:00 pm
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An evening of readings and reflections on the life and works of bell hooks, Black feminist writer, professor, community builder, and activist. Readings and reflections will be offered by DePaul University faculty, staff, students, alumni, with MC Dr. Kristal Moore Clemons (National Director of the Freedom Schools of the Children’s Defense Fund and alum of DePaul in Women’s and Gender Studies). Co-organized by the Center for Black Diaspora, the LGBTQIA+Resource Center, the Women’s Center, the Center for Latino Research, the Center for Community Health Equity, Peace Justice and Conflict Studies, American Studies, African and Black Diaspora Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies.

The Healing Justice Dialogue Series

The Healing Justice Dialogue Series promotes dialogue that assists in the healing many of our Black, brown and indigenous communities need amidst the anguish, rage, violence, illness, trauma, and loss they continue to disproportionately experience. It is a collaborative that follows the Healing Justice framework conceptualized by Cara Page, who envisions, “…how we can holistically respond to and intervene on generational trauma and violence and…bring collective practices that can impact and transform the consequences of oppression on our bodies, hearts and minds (and) continue to build political and philosophical convergences of healing…through interactive, daily practices that anyone can do.” 


Through this Healing Justice Dialogue Series, we aim to facilitate dialogue that:

    • increases our understanding and consciousness around structural racism and violence
    • raises our awareness about the historical trauma and oppression communities experience, and how this has impacted individual and community wellness
    • helps us to learn from the resilience of diverse and indigenous communities and examine and experience nontraditional ways of healing
    • creates a community of healing and restorative justice
    • heightens awareness and community activism

This initiative is organized by multiple DePaul (LAS) Departments:

The Women’s Center, Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies, The Center for Black Diaspora Studies & The Center for Community Health Equity
Thank you to the directors of these centers – Ann Russo, Susana Martinez, and Julie Moody-Freeman-for their ongoing collaboration

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