Healing and Racial Equity across Metro Lansing

Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) is a process to engage the Metro Lansing community in racial healing and equity. Through truth and recognition of history, we work towards equitable policy solutions and foster new ways of relating as human beings.


The TRHT framework was designed by Dr. Gail Christopher and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.


You can view it here!

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We build power of directly impacted communities and allies to advocate for policy and systems transformation for the long-term. Learn more about how we are working to sustain BIPOC-led racial equity work >>


We fuse organizing elements of Emergent Strategy, Momentum, People’s Assemblies, Collective Impact, and Movement for Black Lives, as well as innovations created locally to support youth organizing and popular education.

Our theory of action is rooted in the community organizing principle of learning by doing. View the theory of action here >>


Our teams are encouraged to challenge assumptions, consider the impact of decisions -- including the voices and perspectives involved in making decisions -- and leverage their power to uphold racial equity.

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Narrative Change

We create and distribute new complex and complete narratives in entertainment, journalism, digital and social media, school curricula, museums, monuments and parks.

A central part of our strategy now is to counter disinformation and hatred with truth and relationship building. Soon after the pandemic reached Lansing, we created a mapping project to track media coverage of COVID-19, promoting awareness of how health conditions and structural racism put Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities at serious risk.

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Engaging with youth, their families, and the systems they interact with is a central part of our TRHT work. We hosted a series of concerts in three school districts, geared toward elementary students in partnership with Alphabet Rockers from Oakland, CA and local organization, All of the Above Hip Hop Academy. The music series focused on education, diversity, and a healthy lifestyles.


We collaborated with the Intercultural Association of Michigan, Greater Lansing United Nations Assembly to sponsor the PeaceQuest Art Contest for high school students. View the students' powerful art from this exhibition here.


In conjunction with youth arrest data, the Law Team is concerned about the racialized practice of policing based upon "hot spots." The team has held neighborhood engagement events to listen to the stories of Black and Brown young people who live in neighborhoods with the highest number of violent crimes reported, which according to the Lansing Police Department, is the key determinant of a hot spot.


The Ingham County Prosecutor committed her office to a Racial Equity Assessment and Action Plan. One Love Global facilitates lunch and learn sessions with prosecuting attorneys, including content on structural racism, implicit bias, and identifying bias in prosecutorial processes.


Team members held a Lunch & Learn on Microaggressions in the Workplace in partnership with Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP).

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Get Involved

Achieving racial equity takes all of us! To get involved with TRHT Metro Lansing, please click the button below to fill out an interest form. We will follow up with you and share information about the next orientation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is TRHT?

Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) is a comprehensive national and local, community-based process to plan for and to bring about transformation and sustainable change and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism.go to app settings and press "Manage Questions" button.

What are the 5 Principles of TRHT?

  1. Support Healing at Every Stage
  2. Distribute Resources with Transparency, Connection and Partnerships
  3. Advocate for Policy Change
  4. Extend Extraordinary Care in Extraordinary Times
  5. Model Truth Telling

How do I get involved?

We’re excited you’re interested in TRHT! To get started, please fill out the TRHT New Member Interest Form. We hold orientation sessions throughout the year to onboard new members.

Is there a membership fee?

No, there is no fee to participate in the TRHT process.

How often are meetings?

We hold monthly meetings that are typically an hour and a half. We sometimes schedule shorter meetings in between for specific topics or projects.

Is TRHT open to everyone?

Yes, this process is intentionally diverse and open. Our membership includes people across ages, races, gender identities, rationalities, religions and faiths, and so on. We want to encourage groups to intersect and build power together across differences. This process is about gathering together with the united commitment to racial equity.

When did TRHT begin in Metro Lansing?

One Love Global began to convene the TRHT process in Metro Lansing in 2017 as a companion to its ongoing racial equity work and with funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. One Love Global has led racial equity and youth organizing efforts in Lansing since 2008.


Join the Learning Community

The TRHT Learning Community is a space to actively engage in learning and action related to TRHT. We share monthly newsletters and host webinars on topics to support our learning and prepare us to lead narrative change, healing and racial equity in our community. The Learning Community also holds key documents related to TRHT.

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Building a Beloved Community

Truly uprooting racism is a long-term fight. The Beloved Community Fund works to sustain BIPOC-led racial equity efforts in our community for the long term.


Inspired by the vision of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are building toward a Beloved Community, where love, equity and peace are enjoyed by all.

Thank you W.K. Kellogg Foundation for matching this fund through your commitment to Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation.

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