Living the Pledge Workshop

In order to make the Richmond Pledge to End Racism something that becomes an integral part of our daily lives, we’ve designed a workshop for signers of the pledge to reflect, learn, and practice how to develop and maintain this commitment.  We are taking this workshop virtual for the first time, utilizing Zoom to engage leaders, facilitators, and participants in conversation and discovery.

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 develop confidence in our abilities to:

  • Integrate the Richmond Pledge into our daily lives
  • Recognize and challenge systemic racism
  • Confront racism and bias in our everyday lives, and
  • Take leadership in ending racism in our community, our culture, and our lives

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?

For people who live in the Greater Richmond, VA area who have:

  • engaged in other anti-racism/multiculturalism training. This workshop is designed to take your understanding and your competency to a deeper level, connecting you with other community activists.
  • never taken a class about racism. This workshop will challenge you to invest in and deepen your learning so you can put yourself on the road to intercultural 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
A few of our Richmond Pledge Leaders and Facilitators

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, the first step is to complete the Living the Pledge workshop.

Questions?

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

NOTE: You only have to order “tickets” for one event below to be registered for the entire six-part series. However, we do expect you to attend all six sessions. Thanks!

Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

Jul
28
Wed
Virtual Living the Pledge Workshop: June 16 – July 28, 2021 @ Zoom Meeting
Jul 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Virtual Living the Pledge Workshop: June 16 - July 28, 2021 @ Zoom Meeting | Richmond | Virginia | United States

REGISTRATION

Registration is now open. All are welcome.


GOALS

The primary goal of this workshop is to develop confidence in our abilities to:

  • Integrate the Richmond Pledge to End Racism into our daily lives
  • Confront racism and bias in our everyday lives
  • Recognize and challenge systemic racism
  • Take leadership in ending racism in our community, our culture, and our lives

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.


EXPECTATIONS

  1. If you sign up, you must attend all six sessions.  (June. 16, 23, 30; July. 14, 21, 28)
  2. There will be readings and videos that you will be asked to review before each week’s session.  If you agree to participate, you are agreeing to do that work each week. We will send out links to the initial work a week prior to the first session.
  3. Each participant in a household will need their own computer or large tablet AND an enabled web camera and microphone to fully participate in the small group work using Zoom.  Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about the technical requirements.

WHO’S THIS CLASS FOR?

For people who have:

    • engaged in other anti-racism/multiculturalism training. This workshop is designed to take your understanding and your competency to a deeper level, connecting you with other community activists.
    • never taken a class about racism. This workshop will challenge you to invest in and deepen your learning so you can put yourself on the road to intercultural competence.

SCHEDULE

  • June 16: Module 1 – Foundations for Understanding
  • June 23: Module 2 – Recognizing and Confronting Bias
  • June 30: Module 3 – Speak Up Against Microaggressions
  • July 7: Break
  • July 14: Module 4 – Structural and Institutional Racism
  • July 21: Module 5 – The Movement for Black Lives
  • July 28: Module 6 – Personal Commitment to Ending Racism

*If you do not live in the Greater Richmond, VA, area and are interested in the Pledge to End Racism and the Living the Pledge workshop, please contact Annette Marquis or Anita Lee for more information about bringing the Pledge and workshop to your community.  You are also most welcome to attend this workshop if space allows.

Aug
12
Thu
Living the Pledge Facilitator Training @ Zoom Meeting
Aug 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Living the Pledge Facilitator Training @ Zoom Meeting

Want to take a new step in fulfilling your pledge to end racism? Need a refresher on what it means to facilitate a small group in the workshop or, better yet, step up to a role as a leader? Based on the recommended practices due to the virus and our focus on keeping you safe, we will be offering virtual training via Zoom. Once again we are offering you two choices! We hope that you will find one that fits your schedule: Thursday, August 12, 6:30-8:30 pm OR Thursday, August 19, 6:30-8:30 pm. Remember, please pick only one. We are looking for a minimum of 5 participants in each session.

Aug
19
Thu
Living the Pledge Facilitator Training @ Zoom Meeting
Aug 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Living the Pledge Facilitator Training @ Zoom Meeting

Want to take a new step in fulfilling your pledge to end racism? Need a refresher on what it means to facilitate a small group in the workshop or, better yet, step up to a role as a leader? Based on the recommended practices due to the virus and our focus on keeping you safe, we will be offering virtual training via Zoom. Once again we are offering you two choices! We hope that you will find one that fits your schedule: Thursday, August 12, 6:30-8:30 pm OR Thursday, August 19, 6:30-8:30 pm. Remember, please pick only one. We are looking for a minimum of 5 participants in each session.

Dec
2
Thu
Living the Pledge Facilitator Training @ Zoom Meeting
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Living the Pledge Facilitator Training @ Zoom Meeting

Want to take a new step in fulfilling your pledge to end racism? Need a refresher on what it means to facilitate a small group in the workshop or, better yet, step up to a role as a leader? Based on the recommended practices due to the virus and our focus on keeping you safe, we will be offering virtual training via Zoom. Once again we are offering you two choices! We hope that you will find one that fits your schedule: Thursday, December 2 6:30-8:30 pm OR Saturday, December 4, 9:00-11:00 am. Remember, please pick only one. We are looking for a minimum of 5 participants in each session.

Dec
4
Sat
Living the Pledge Facilitator Training @ Zoom Meeting
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Living the Pledge Facilitator Training @ Zoom Meeting

Want to take a new step in fulfilling your pledge to end racism? Need a refresher on what it means to facilitate a small group in the workshop or, better yet, step up to a role as a leader? Based on the recommended practices due to the virus and our focus on keeping you safe, we will be offering virtual training via Zoom. Once again we are offering you two choices! We hope that you will find one that fits your schedule: Thursday, December 2, 6:30-8:30 pm OR Saturday, December 4, 9:00-11:00 am. Remember, please pick only one. We are looking for a minimum of 5 participants in each session.