National Day of Racial Healing Resources


Community Spaces

Avenue 50 Studio

Avenue 50 Studio is an arts organization that promotes and presents Latina/o/x and diverse local artists and poets, and is grounded in the community, geography, history, and struggles of the Northeast/East Los Ángeles region where we are located.

Instagram: @avenue50studio

Paul Robeson Community Wellness Center

The Paul Robeson Community Wellness Center (PRCWC) is a dynamic community space operated by Community Services Unlimited Inc. (CSU). The Center houses South LA’s 1st organic produce market and a local food hub increasing access to healthy local food for the entire South Los Angeles community.

Instagram: @csuinc

The World Stage

The World Stage is an educational and performance art space in Leimert Park Village, the heart of Los Angeles’ African American cultural community. It was founded in 1989 by the late world-renowned master jazz drummer Billy Higgins and by poet and community arts activist Kamau Daáood, in an attempt to fill a cultural void in the L.A. community. Initially formed as a loose collective of artists and arts supporters, The World Stage has grown to assume a pioneering and pivotal role in South L.A.’s music and art landscape.

Instagram: @theworldstage

Tropico de Nopal

As if not enough lines exist delineating regions, weather, moods, and even literature, the name of the gallery, Tropico de Nopal was inspired by both the nopal (cactus) commonly used as food in Mexico and the novel "Tropic of Orange" by Karen Tei Yamashita. TROPICO DE NOPAL GALLERY-ART SPACE was created to inspire and involve, surprise and enhance new visions, in an intimate setting, exposing art of many forms to the constantly unfolding community of Los Angeles.

Instagram: @tropicodenopal

Facilitators & Community Organizations

Berenice Dimas of Hood Herbalism

Berenice Dimas' curiosity to deepen her relationship with self-led her to reconnect with her ancestral healing traditions and plant medicine. She has a background in teaching and restorative justice. Currently, Berenice works full time facilitating learning spaces through her community based herbal education project Hood Herbalism.

Instagram: @hoodherbalism

The California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ)

The California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ) is a human relations organization dedicated to eliminating bias, bigotry, racism, and all forms of oppression through education, conflict resolution, and advocacy. Since 1963, CCEJ has engaged in work to transform individuals and communities, overcome conflict, and build real unity across differences throughout Southern California.

Instagram: @ccejlove

Native Americans In Philanthropy

Native Americans In Philanthropy advances responsible and responsive investments in Native communities through education and advocacy within the philanthropic sector.  Whether hosting regional summits, training Native leaders, or connecting organizations to opportunities, we seek to restore all Native communities to full health and sustainability.

Instagram: @nativegiving

Phillipos Haile (Contra Mestre Muito Tempo) of Capoeira Batuque

Capoeira Batuque is a group that is committed to the study and research of all aspects of capoeira without judging or excluding any particular style. We believe that it is extremely important to have a broader understanding of this art form as a whole.

Instagram: @capoeirapasadena

Program Partners

Azla Vegan

Azla is a casual Ethiopian vegan restaurant offering gluten free, nut free, and soy free options. Azla is a family run business proudly located in the Mercado la Paloma, near USC.

Instagram: @azlavegan

Ride On! Bike Shop/Co-Op

Ride On! Bike Shop/Co-Op  is a full service bicycle shop, offering repairs, sales and rentals. Ride On!  also conducts workshops on bike safety and advocates for bicycle infrastructure  equity in South-West Los Angeles.


Blue Veil Films

Blue Veil Films is a Los Angeles based media cooperative. Blue Veil strives to create spaces for historically neglected communities to reclaim their narratives through story sharing and education.

Instagram: @blueveilfilms

Las Fotos Project

Las Fotos Project is a non-profit community-based photography organization whose mission is to bring about positive change for girls living in working-class communities across Los Angeles. Through one-on-one mentoring and innovative photography programming, Las Fotos Project guides girls through a journey of self-awareness, community building, and creativity.

Instagram: @lasfotosproject

Los Angeles Education Partnership

Los Angeles Education Partnership offers high-quality childcare for parent workshops, meetings, conferences and other activities on a fee-for-service basis. LAEP brings all the necessary materials and supplies for an enriching childcare experience and provide a safe environment where children are treated with respect. Its staff is bilingual (English and Spanish), certified in CPR and first aid, and trained in developmentally appropriate practices.

Instagram: @partnerwithlaep

Antena Los Ángeles

Antena Los Ángeles is a 6-person collective founded in 2014 that collaborates with grassroots community groups, non-profit organizations and cultural/educational institutions to build cross-language capacity and advocate to expand language justice practices in our multilingual city.


Additional Resources

Invasion of America Interactive Map

Produced by University of Georgia historian Claudio Saunt