Racial Healing Circles- Circle Keeper Training

The University of California, Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) is hosting an all-day training on becoming a circle keeper to facilitate Racial Healing Circles (RHC), the training will be led by the Attitudinal Healing Connection Oakland (AHC Oakland). We are extending this invitation to staff members of the Sacramento and Davis campuses as well as community members in the region.

Space is limited to 30 trainees.  The registration deadline is Monday, April 30, 2018.

Exact date and time will be based on your response to the registration form to determine the best date and time for maximum participation. All participants will be notified by Friday, May 4 of exact training date, time, and location.

The benefits of participating in a RHC include:
  • Form or strengthen community relationships
  • Develop leadership skills to benefit personal and professional settings
  • Learn the purpose and process of using a talking stick as a communication tool
  • Practice deep listening, storytelling, and self-reflection skills

The training is geared towards UC Davis staff (Sacramento and Davis campus) and community members for the purpose of organizing Racial Healing Circles at UC Davis.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the value of engaging the community in Racial Healing Circles
  2. Conduct an effective circle as a facilitator
  3. Describe best practices for circle keeping
  4. Describe the characteristics of a circle keeper

This training is sponsored by the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. This collaborative effort is organized and co-sponsored by the Clinical and Translational Science Center and the Center for Reducing Health Disparities.


For more information, please contact 

Fatima T. Malik, MPH
Community Engagement and Research Specialist
Clinical & Translational Science Center/
Center for Reducing Health Disparities
UC Davis School of Medicine
P: 916-703-9138
C: 916-755-9632

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