NBCUniversal News Group and the WK Kellogg Foundation Partner to Support Racial Healing

June 30, 2022

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Lorie Acio
NBCUniversal newsgroup
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Neil Sroka
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
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ASPEN (June 30, 2022) – NBCUniversal News Group and the WK Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) have launched an editorial collaboration to further dialogue on issues of racial equity and help promote racial healing.

Drawing on WKKF’s extensive experience and expertise, the year-long initiative will introduce racial healing to a broader audience, illustrate how racial healing is already delivering transformative results in the US, and inspire ordinary people to work for racial healing and racial equity in your community. It will also draw on News Group’s extensive collection of top-tier media outlets and journalists to elevate stories focused on racial healing.

Throughout the year, News Group will engage the nation’s leading voices through coverage to promote racial healing, develop digital content throughout the year, and produce a town hall in English and Spanish on National Racial Healing Day on January 17, 2023.

The annual celebration of “National Racial Healing Day” was created with and based on the work and learnings of the WK Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) community partners. TRHT was established in 2017 to promote racial healing as a fundamental path to end racial prejudice and create a society in which all children can thrive. It is a national and community process designed to bring about transformative and sustainable change in communities, while also addressing the historical and contemporary effects of racism. National Day of Racial Healing takes place each year on the Tuesday following Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

“We are pleased to partner with the WK Kellogg Foundation in an effort to acknowledge the racism that plagues our society and help build solidarity,” he said. yvette miley, SVP, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, NBCUniversal News Group. “It is a journalistic responsibility to not only inform our audiences, but also to elevate the resources and tools available to help solve these problems.”

“Racial healing is a process that restores the integrity of people and communities, repairs the damage caused by racism, and transforms social structures into structures that affirm the value of all people,” he said. The June Montgomery Tabrón, President and CEO of the WK Kellogg Foundation. “We must take into account the long-standing and enduring realities of racial injustice, wrought over generations. The collective clamor to change a long-broken status quo, ongoing racialized violence across the country, and continuing disproportionate struggle with the impact of the COVID crisis – highlight the need for racial healing and renewing our commitment to racial equity. , together”.

Beginning next month, journalists from NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC and Noticias Telemundo will explore and report on the topic of racial equity through the lens of racial healing. This will include profiles and investigations through an ongoing 14-part digital series on NBCNews.com. The digital series will explore central themes of racial healing, including the progress individuals and communities are making in acknowledging racism in our history, acknowledging everyday bias, and repairing our society by building inclusive relationships and transforming systems and structures. .

On National Racial Healing Day on January 17, 2023, News Group will host a town hall with a diverse group of community leaders and experts on race relations, public policy and law. The event will be broadcast on the MSNBC and Noticias Telemundo platforms in English and Spanish. CNBC will feature excerpts from the town hall that focus on economic inequality.

The year-long initiative kicked off today at the Aspen Ideas Festival, where News Group and WKKF hosted special sessions examining America’s history of individual and systemic racism, as evidenced by the murder of George Floyd, and anti-Semitic, anti-AAPI and anti – Latino hate crimes and explore a path to united communities.

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About the WK Kellogg Foundation

The WK Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent private foundation by breakfast cereal innovator and entrepreneur Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have the same opportunities to thrive, the Kellogg Foundation works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children to reach their full potential in school, work and life.

Headquartered in Battle Creek, Michigan, the Kellogg Foundation works throughout the United States and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special attention is given to priority locations where there are high concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to success. The WKKF’s priority locations in the US are in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, they are in Mexico and Haiti.

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