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2019 National Day of Racial Healing: Racial Healing Dialogue in San Diego

  • Share Space City Heights 4029 43rd Street, Suite 100 San Diego, CA 92105 United States (map)

National Day of Racial Healing Dialogue in San Diego

As part of the National Day of Racial Healing, we will be holding a dialogue for people of all racial identities in San Diego. Join us as we have challenging but necessary conversations about issues of race and Racism in San Diego, and begin identifying ways each of us can help build racial justice in our communities.

You are invited to gather with fellow community members at Racial Equity and Healing Justice’s (REHJ) first local dialogues in the greater Los Angeles area. The dialogues are free to attend and are presented in partnership with California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ).

About the facilitators

Sophie Thompson

Sophie's work is in anti-racist culture and understanding what that means for White accountability, action, and unlearning. She is in her final year of a Master’s program in Peace and Justice, and is focused on disrupting oppressive behavior in her personal, professional, and academic settings.

Irasema Garcia

Irasema has helped non-profits to implement evaluation and community research; training and organizational development; and policy change. With 20 years of experience as a trainer and curriculum developer, much of her career has been spent developing management, leadership, life skills; and equity, inclusion and diversity education.

About the Racial Justice Dialogues

Each team of REHJ facilitators will decide upon the intention of their respective racial healing circle. Some circles will be cross-racial dialogues to build empathy across different racial and ethnic identity lines. Some circles will be racial affinity dialogues, where individuals of the same racial identity will grapple with the ways racism specifically impacts their community. Both kinds of dialogue circles are intended to provide space for community members to participate in storytelling and listening to build empathy and understanding.

About 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. To learn more about CCEJ’s work in youth and adult leadership, restorative justice, and racial justice, please visit


This event is free.

Refreshments will be provided.

This is an accessible building with free parking.

Parking available at on P-1 level of the Share Space City Heights Square parking garage (entrance on Fairmount avenue) and on nearby streets. For public transit options, please visit