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“We suffer from the fallacy of a hierarchy of human value - it undergirds all colonization & oppression. We must replace the belief in the fallacy of a hierarchy of human value with the truth of our sacred interconnectedness as a human family!”


- Dr. Gail Christopher

The Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Youth Institute is an adaptation of the globally recognized Truth and Reconciliation Commission concept. The Youth Institute takes place every summer and expands the community of healers by training, empowering, and emboldening youth, youth workers, and community practitioners in order to be agents in the creation of individual and collective wellbeing. We aim to proliferate healing and equity within individuals, neighborhoods, and communities to change the prevailing race narrative, fuel transformation, erase the belief in racial hierarchy, and drive towards racial equity and systemic change.​  


We don’t view this as the solution but just the start to ignite collective action and for youth to leave the institute feeling emboldened to be agents in the creation of their individual and collective wellbeing and bring back what they learned into their relationships, families and communities.



  • Identity

  • Narrative Change

  • Racial Healing

  • Relationship Building


Youth Participants, ages 16-21, are trained and certified as practitioners in TRHT Framework and the Racial Healing Circle practices and methodology. Participants will be provided with opportunities to lead circles upon completion of training and certification.


If you are interested in bringing the Youth Institute to your city or would like to be part of the youth institute as a participant or instructor please contact: