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Racial Healing: How do we get to the root of us?

Updated: Apr 15, 2021

Join our next Second Wednesday Speaker April 14 at 6 pm online for a racial healing conversation

After the summer of George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor and the Black Lives Matter protests, people began asking themselves what more they could do to end racism.

Fernell Miller, lifelong resident of Kenmore, has answers to the question, “What can I do?” She started a consultancy called, The Root of Us, to help organizations, companies and institutions to start the conversation and take positive steps to understand racism, discrimination and inclusion.

Join Fernell online at the Kenmore Community Club April 14 at 6 pm for a virtual potluck and Racial Healing Circle; an intentional conversation about how we learn, understand and talk about race. If you haven’t yet taken that first step, this is your chance to do something positive for racial change in our community.

For Fernell. growing up in Kenmore as one of the few Black families in this suburb, had remnants of a Ruby Bridges experience for her. Fernell was often the only Black student in her class and or school. After graduating from Seattle Pacific University, Fernell returned to Kenmore where she has spent the past 38 years as an educator in the Northshore School District, disrupting the white narrative around anti-blackness, educating and advocating for equity and racial justice in our schools.

In 2020 she launched The Root of Us to bring her message of diversity, equity and inclusion to companies, organizations and institutions that are looking to improve their communities. She has conducting trainings for the City of Kenmore and is currently contracting with the cities of Olympia and Kirkland, as well as a number of private companies and organizations.

About the Second Wednesday Speaker series and virtual potlucks

The Kenmore Community Club brings an interesting speaker and fascinating topics to the Kenmore Community at 6pm on the second Wednesday of each month in an online streaming event. Tell your friends, share on your social media and then grab a pizza slice and your laptop to join us for this very important discussion.

April 14th, 2021 6pm

Part 1: Racial healing circles with Fernell

Part 2: Fernell's family history growing up

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