The Greater Richmond Pledge to End Racism

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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.  
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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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Beyond Richmond

As it developed over the years, the Birmingham Pledge did not limit itself to Birmingham. The founders dreamed that it would become an international movement to address racial inequality throughout the world. Well-known signers of the Birmingham Pledge include Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former South African prime minister F. W. DeKlerk, former President Bill Clinton and
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Members of the first Living the Pledge Class - Spring 2015

Three reasons to take the Living the Pledge workshop even if you’re already an anti-racist

Some people who sign the Richmond Pledge are already active anti-racists who regularly explore the role of racism in their own life, help others understand how racism impacts them, and work to dismantle systemic racism. So why is it important for them to participate in another training? Here are three reasons to participate: The Living
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At a moving service on December 7, 2014, which proclaimed that Black Lives Matter, First UU of Richmond began a movement. One hundred ninety-two (192) people signed the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond Pledge (www.richmondpledge.org). Since then, many more have signed to be part of this movement to confront racism and prejudice wherever we
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The Richmond Pledge

ABOUT THE RICHMOND PLEDGE TO END RACISM As part of its response to issues brought to light in 2014 of the inequity of treatment of African Americans by the criminal justice system, members and friends of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond held numerous discussions about what they could do to address these issues in
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Help to end racism one person at a time!

The Birmingham Pledge is a grassroots effort, developed in Birmingham, Alabama, to recognize the worth of every individual, by making a personal, daily commitment to remove prejudice from our own lives and to treat all people with dignity and respect. As citizens of the Greater Richmond area, we have an opportunity to commit ourselves to
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