Living the Pledge Workshop

The Living the Pledge workshop is a major program of the Pledge to End Racism initiative designed to help people move from the individual action of signing the Pledge into collective action to dismantle racism. 

Goals

Members of the first Living the Pledge Class - Spring 2015
Members of the first Living the Pledge Class – Spring 2015

The primary goal of this workshop is to help participants integrate the Pledge to End Racism into their daily lives by:

  • Learning how to confront racism and bias in everyday encounters;
  • Recognizing and challenging systemic racism; and
  • Taking on a personal leadership role in ending racism in their community.

As part of the workshop, participants develop a community of support and an understanding of how to use support in deepening our work in building a just and equitable multicultural world.

Who’s This Class For?

This workshop is for anyone who lives in the Greater Richmond, VA area.

  • People who’ve had previous anti-racism training and want to take their understanding and competency to a deeper level.  This class will provide an opportunity to grow their knowledge and commitment for more effective anti-racism work.
  • People who’ve never taken a class about racism and are willing to invest in their learning with additional reading and other activities. This class will provide an opportunity for them to start on the road to anti-racism competence.

If you’re not from the Greater Richmond area, contact us about your interest and we can talk about how you can bring the Pledge to your community.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US ON THIS JOURNEY!

Participation

Richmond Pledge Facilitators in a meeting
Richmond Pledge Leaders and Facilitators

We are currently offering this workshop online, utilizing Zoom to engage leaders, facilitators, and participants in conversation and discovery. In this format, we offer it as six two-hour session over the course of seven weeks.

Participants are asked to commit to being present at ALL SIX SESSIONS (approximately 12 hours of large and small group work) and complete various reading/viewing assignments both in preparation for the first session as well as between sessions. After you register, you’ll receive an email with information about pre-workshop resources.

The Living the Pledge workshops are led by trained leaders and small group facilitators. If you’re interested in becoming a small group facilitator, please reach out.

Questions?

If you have questions about the workshop, feel free to send us an email or complete our online inquiry form.

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