The National Day of Reconciliation will be an annual day every September 17th for the improvement of police-community relations in America. This historic day will be patterned after the “Day of Reconciliation” in South Africa, a public holiday which came into effect in 1994 after the end of apartheid, with the intention of fostering reconciliation and national unity for that country.

The National Day of Reconciliation will include:

  1. A nationally-synced screening of the film “WALKING WHILE BLACK: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer” will take place in theaters, ministries and schools throughout the U.S.
  2. Immediately following the film screenings, there will be an A-List panel discussion that will be streamed into all the venues, followed by community discussions about reconciliation and ways the audience can put the L.O.V.E. Is The Answer principles into action locally.
  3. Participants take the L.O.V.E. Is The Answer Pledge to live out the principles in their life.

Can we count on you to participate and help spread the word about the National Day of Reconciliation in your community?

We’re also looking for…schools, churches, libraries, nonprofits, law enforcement agencies and other organizations to host a screening; media and nonprofits to become national strategic partners; and companies to become national sponsors!

Our goal for the inaugural event on September 17, 2019 is for 100,000 people to participate in this incredible day, take the L.O.V.E. Is The Answer pledge, and make a difference in their community. We plan on partnering with a couple dozen national organizations, hundreds of local groups and thousands of individuals to help us hit our goal of 100,000 participants on the big day.

This collaborative effort will act like a massive “reset” button to refocus hearts and minds to transform police-community relations and to reduce racial bias in America. You can see some of the groups we’ve already partnered with, our National Strategic Partners, at the bottom of the Home page of this website.

The L.O.V.E. Is The Answer movement also includes an award-winning film (WALKING WHILE BLACK: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer), workshops, conferences and other educational tools improving relations between police and people of color. So far, more than 26,000 people have seen the film and participated in healing discussions in more than 20 states and thousands of people are expected to participate in L.O.V.E. Is The Answer workshops in 2019.

Interested in helping? Let’s talk about the National Day of Reconciliation at your earliest convenience! Email us at info@loveistheanswermovement.com