A class of fifteen individuals participated in this eight-week Institute for Racial Healing is provided by the Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance which ran Tuesdays from 3:00-5:00pm from September 21 to November 09. The venue was graciously provided by Faith Christian Reformed Church of Holland.
"Hearing the stories and points of view of people of other races has been eye opening."
"[The Institute] helped open up an old wound I have been carrying for a long time, and I was able to share with others in a safe and confidential place."
"I realized I had preconceived ideas about other races and cultures. [I need to] work daily supporting people different from me."
"My view of the urgency of doing something about racism has changed."
"I liked how the weeks built upon each other, building information as well as relationships with other participants."
"I never understood the concept of aversive racism before. Learning about this made me take a second look at my own perceptions."