April 25, 2013 [View the story "2013 America Healing Conference: Using narrative for structural change" on Storify]2013 America Healing Conference: Using narrative for structural change Storified by WKKF· Wed, Apr 24 2013 19:13:04On the third day of the America Healing Conference, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Douglas Blackmon moderated the day’s first panel, on the topic of how the legal system has defined the narratives of diverse communities. Blackmon was joined by Barbara Arnwine, executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Valerie Davidson, senior director of intergovernmental and legal affairs at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, and Priscilla Huang, policy director for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum.Douglas Blackmon moderates panel on the legal system and the narrative on racekelloggfoundation"It's not about colorblindness. It's about respecting diversity & not stigmatizing people." Barbara Arnwine of @LawyersComm #AHConf13Sara Chang"We wanted to use our position to create a connection between communities" and the system. - Priscilla Huang #ahconf13 #americahealingHealthActionNMCNN special correspondent Soledad O’Brien moderated a panel of civil rights leaders, including the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, PICO National Network, the NAACP, the National Congress of American Indians, the National Urban League, National Council of La Raza, Demos: A Network for Ideas and Action, the Applied Research Center and the Poverty & Race Research Action Council.Soledad O'Brien moderates panel at 2013 America Healing ConferencekelloggfoundationKids! "@WK_Kellogg_Fdn: .@BenJealous of @NAACP: the people that are the most vulnerable are the ones with no voices #AHConf13VoicesJacqueline pata, ncai: 8 of 10 poorest counties in U.S. are native american counties. #AHConf13Brenda WrightHerring of @PICOnetwork: If someone tries to wedge us, we must link arms, we are better together than apart! #AHConf13 #AmericaHealingWelcoming MichiganMSNBC's Craig Melvin was joined by Phillip Atiba Goff, Sharon Davies, Alexis McGill-Johnson and john powell for the plenary on implicit bias, racial healing and racial equity.Craig Melvin moderates panel on implicit bias at 2013 America Healing Conferencekelloggfoundation"Symbolic Annihilation" the violence of being made invisible in society/culture. #AHConf13 #NewConceptOfTheDayMelinda Weekes"We have to be consciously, actively creating new images around us to counteract implicit bias." Sharon Davies @KirwanInstitute #AHConf13Sara ChangThroughout the day, participants attended a variety of sessions where they discussed reclaiming the narrative towards racial equity.2013 America Healing ConferenceW.K. Kellogg FoundationThe face of wealth gap: Poverty rate for Native American families 27%; African American, 25.8; Hispanic, 23.2 and 11% for White. #ahconf13jason begayUprooting racism and planting justice - Malik Yakini #ahconf13Holly Larson LeskoBeing an ethnic reporter means the community holds you personally responsible. It is a challenging space to be in #AHconf13BritniWe appreciate your thoughts, tweets and comments! We look forward to the conversation this week with all of you. Follow #AHConf13 and @wk_kellogg_fdn on Twitter for additional highlights!