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.

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 have engaged in other anti-racism/multiculturalism training, this workshop is designed to take your understanding and your competency to a deeper level. If you’ve 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.

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 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.

Upcoming Workshops

Jan
26
Sat
January Living the Pledge Workshop @ Unitarian Universalist Community Church
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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.

Suggested donation for the workshop is $30 per person ($20 if UU congregant) and includes workshop materials, lunch on the first Saturday, and coffee, drinks, and other snacks for both workshop days. If you’re able to offer more, it will help spread the Pledge to others. If you’re able to offer less, that’s fine, too. No one will be turned away based on ability to pay.

PLEASE NOTE:
1. If you sign up, you must attend all of both the January 19th and 26th sessions.
2. There are a few hours of pre-reading that needs to be done before the workshop begins on January 19th, and some reading to be done between sessions. If you agree to participate, you are agreeing to do that reading ahead of time. We will send out the link to participants once they register.

Who’s this Class For?
• For people who have engaged in other antiracism/multiculturalism training, this workshop is
designed to take your understanding and your competency to a deeper level, connecting you with other community activists.
• If you’ve 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.

Mar
2
Sat
March Living the Pledge Workshop @ First UU Church of Richmond
Mar 2 @ 9:15 am – 4:10 pm

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.

Suggested donation for the workshop is $30 per person ($20 if UU congregant) and includes workshop materials, lunch on the first Saturday, and coffee, drinks, and other snacks for both workshop days. If you’re able to offer more, it will help spread the Pledge to others. If you’re able to offer less, that’s fine, too. No one will be turned away based on ability to pay.

PLEASE NOTE:
1. If you sign up, you must attend all of both the March 2nd and 16th sessions.
2. There are a few hours of pre-reading that needs to be done before the workshop begins on March 2nd, and some reading to be done between sessions. If you agree to participate, you are agreeing to do that reading ahead of time. We will send out the link to participants once they register.

Who’s this Class For?
• For people who have engaged in other antiracism/multiculturalism training, this workshop is
designed to take your understanding and your competency to a deeper level, connecting you with other community activists.
• If you’ve 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.

Mar
16
Sat
March Living the Pledge Workshop @ First UU Church of Richmond
Mar 16 @ 9:15 am – 4:10 pm

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.

Suggested donation for the workshop is $30 per person ($20 if UU congregant) and includes workshop materials, lunch on the first Saturday, and coffee, drinks, and other snacks for both workshop days. If you’re able to offer more, it will help spread the Pledge to others. If you’re able to offer less, that’s fine, too. No one will be turned away based on ability to pay.

PLEASE NOTE:
1. If you sign up, you must attend all of both the March 2nd and 16th sessions.
2. There are a few hours of pre-reading that needs to be done before the workshop begins on March 2nd, and some reading to be done between sessions. If you agree to participate, you are agreeing to do that reading ahead of time. We will send out the link to participants once they register.

Who’s this Class For?
• For people who have engaged in other antiracism/multiculturalism training, this workshop is
designed to take your understanding and your competency to a deeper level, connecting you with other community activists.
• If you’ve 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.