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Welcome to the Richmond Pledge to end racism!

The Richmond Pledge to End Racism is a personal pledge based on the Birmingham Pledge "To eliminate racism and prejudice, all over the world, one person at a time." And it’s more than that, because a personal pledge cannot stop there. One person cannot dismantled systemic and institutional racism by themselves. They must do it in concert with other committed people. The Richmond Pledge to End Racism is a community-wide effort to address racism in all its forms. Its goal is to develop confidence and competence in identifying and addressing issues of racism wherever it lives.  
Members of the first Living the Pledge Class - Spring 2015

Richmond faith communities invited to join the Pledge to End Racism – Workshop Oct 6 and 20, 2018

Since 2015, over 250 people from throughout the Greater Richmond Region have taken part in a workshop called “Living the Pledge to End Racism.”  The Richmond Pledge to End Racism is a personal pledge based on The Birmingham Pledge, “To eliminate racism and prejudice, all over the world, one person at a time.” And the Richmond Pledge
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A brick wall with racialized names on it, such as "Angle," "Brown," "Hispanic"

The Pledge to End Racism is featured on Imaginary Walls News!

We are honored that the producers of a new film: Imaginary Walls: A Film about Healing Racism are featuring the Pledge to End Racism on their blog, Imaginary Wall News. The featured photo is from a leaders training Anita Lee and Annette Marquis from First UU in Richmond offered at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville
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Hands signing the Richmond Pledge

Have you made your pledge to end racism?

  Join us April 7 and 14, 2018, for the next Living the Pledge workshop to be held at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1000 Blanton Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221. The primary goal of this 2-day workshop is to develop confidence in our abilities to: Integrate the Richmond Pledge into our daily lives Recognize and challenge systemic
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UUCC Pledge signing

Start off 2018 with a commitment to ending racism!

Join us January 20 and 27, 2018, as we offer another Living the Richmond Pledge to End Racism workshop. This workshop, based on the Birmingham Pledge provides participants an in-depth exploration of how racism permeates our lives and what we can do about it.  Learn to develop your capacity to challenge racism wherever it exists.
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Living the Pledge Workshop

Join us Oct 28 and Nov 11 for Living the Pledge Workshop

Join us Oct 28 and Nov 11 for the next Living the Pledge workshop to be held at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1000 Blanton Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221. The primary goal of this workshop is to develop confidence in our abilities to: Integrate the Richmond Pledge into our daily lives Recognize and challenge systemic racism Confront
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New Living the Pledge Workshop scheduled

The next Living the Pledge workshop is scheduled for May 13 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm) and May 20, 2017 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm) at Unitarian Universalist Community Church, 11105 Cauthorne Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23059.  The primary goal of this workshop is to develop confidence in our abilities to: Integrate the Richmond Pledge into our daily
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January 17, 2017 is a National Day of Racial Healing

We hope we’ll all take the time on Jan 17 to share what we’re doing to heal the racial pain in this country. If you’re in Richmond, go to www.healrva.org and also sign up for the upcoming Living the Richmond Pledge to End Racism workshop at www.richmondpledge.org. Here’s the news announcement about the National Day of Racial
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Regional Chalice Lighter call supports the Pledge to End Racism

We’re thrilled to announce that the first regional Chalice Lighters call in the Unitarian Universalist Association Southern Region is to support extending the Pledge to End Racism program from First UU Church of Richmond to all interested congregations in the Southern Region. This program is designed using a leadership development model so participants gain skills and
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Living the Pledge workshop small group

Living the Pledge workshop announced for Feb 4 and 18, 2017

The next Living the Pledge workshop is scheduled for February 4 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm) and February 18, 2017 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm) and will be held at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond. $20 registration fee (waived on request – the workshop is open to everyone regardless of ability to pay) FIND OUT
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Representatives of Birmingham Pledge and Richmond Pledge meet

The Birmingham Pledge and the Richmond Pledge meet

  In November 2016, several Living the Pledge facilitators and organizers went on the Living Legacy Pilgrimage, a week-long civil rights journey through Mississippi and Alabama. When we arrived in Birmingham, we had the honor of meeting with Jim Rotch, the author and force behind the Birmingham Pledge, and staff members from the Birmingham Pledge
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