Hamline University Wins Grant to Build Racial Healing Center
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ A university in eastern Minnesota has won a $30,000
grant to create a center for racial healing.
Hamline University was one of 10 colleges awarded a ``Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation'' grant from the Association of American Colleges and Universities last week.
The grants will be used to build centers that aim to address the conscious and
unconscious biases and misbeliefs that contribute to racial tension and violence
in the U.S.
Fayneese Miller is the university's first black president. She says the need
for dialogue is more urgent than ever following deadly violence at a white
supremacist rally in Charlottesville.
Associate Provost Jill Barclift is overseeing the project. She says the plans
for the university's center are in the early stages of development.