What Can I Do Now?


If you participated in the Community Grand Rounds workshop, “I’m a good person. Isn’t that enough?” with Debby Irving on October 4th, 2019, you witnessed first hand the turnout and the diversity of the crowd who came to hear her speak about her own journey toward understanding white privilege. 

Since then, many people have asked us “what can I do now” and want to know how they can become more involved with our movement to “heal the trauma of racism.” 

Here are 4 More Ways You Can Take Action!

Take the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

Created by Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., Debby Irving, and Dr. Marguerite Penick-Parks this challenge is all about building new habits in the quest for justice. 

Join the Community Book Read of ‘Waking Up White’

Community Grand Rounds is sponsoring a community discussion of Debby Irving’s book “Waking Up White.”

Gatherings will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12th at the First Presbyterian Church of Benton Harbor, 475 Green Ave.; and Thursday, Nov. 14th from 3-5 p.m. at the St. Joseph library and 5-7 p.m. at the Benton Harbor library.

Along with copies for sale at Forever Books, the St. Joseph library will have 35 copies available, and an audio version can be downloaded.

Join a Brave Talks Group


“Brave Talks” are informal gatherings of individuals to discuss ideas and perspectives shared at Community Grand Round speaker events. Topics range from trauma, health inequities to the  intergenerational effects of racism. Participants have the opportunity to share impression, bravely ask questions, and to learn from and teach each other. To Learn more please contact us below at CGR@lakelandhealth.org.

Join the Movement

Start thinking about your own community or workplace and the policies or practices that could be more equitable and just, and what you might do to make a positive change. 

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“The sooner you can become comfortable with seeking what you don’t know, as opposed to proving what you do, the more you will learn and the more effective you’ll become as a racial justice advocate.”
― Debby Irving, Waking Up White: and Finding Myself in the Story of Race