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Ava DuVernay, Stacey Abrams, Eva Longoria, Judd Apatow, David Oyelowo, Laverne Cox, Melissa Etheridge And More Join for Day of Racial Healing Event in LA (PHOTOS)
Featured Conversations and Performances included Stacey Abrams, Eva Longoria, Judd Apatow, Laverne Cox, Melissa Etheridge, Amy Goodman, David Oyelowo, Jacqueline Woodson, Angela Robinson, and More In commemoration of the 3rd Annual “National Day of Racial Healing,” filmmaker Ava DuVernay and her foundation ARRAY Alliance partnered with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to present #HowWeHeal,” a 4-hour livestream event curated by DuVernay to build awareness and encourage dialogue around racial equity and racial healing. Held at ARRAY’s new campus in Los Angeles’ Historic Filipinotown neighborhood, #HowWeHeal featured a series of change-making conversations and collaborative performances to explore a number of urgent issues dealing with race, gender, entertainment, narratives and more. The online broadcast was hosted by EXTRA! Host Tanika Ray, and co-presented by this year’s official livestream partner, Facebook. “The W.K. Kellogg Foundation gave us the chance at the ARRAY campus here in Los Angeles to bring together some folks around the idea of healing,”said Ava DuVernay in her opening remarks. “This is a very divisive and tense time that we’re in. On any given day, I read or see or hear something on social media or in the news that really threatens to break my spirit. The idea of how do we stay unbroken, how do we stay resistant to some of the division that continues to come towards us, this idea of healing I think is a start.” Read the full recap from Jan. 22nd's #HowWeHeal event HERE.