Living the Pledge Workshop

Living the Richmond Pledge Workshop

Incorporate the pledge into your life

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.


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.


Members of the first Living the Pledge Class - Spring 2015

Members of the first Living the Richmond Pledge Class Spring 2015


Participants are asked to commit to being present at ALL SESSIONS and do pre-reading/viewing before the workshop and other assignments between sessions.


The next Living the Pledge workshop will be held October 6 and 20, 2018, at Richmond Hill. This workshop is open to all people. Representatives and teams from faith communities who are interested in bringing the Pledge to their congregations are especially invited to participate.

Registration fee is $55 per person (waived on request – the workshop is open to everyone regardless of ability to pay). This fee includes the workshop, all materials, and lunch/snacks on both days provided by Richmond Hill.


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.

Richmond Pledge Facilitators in a meeting

A few of our Richmond Pledge Leaders and Facilitators (left around the table)
Leigh Ann Luscan, Annette Marquis, Sharon Amoss, Leon Andrews, Jim Armstrong, Ryan Evans, Heather Greenwell, Reggie Henderson, Wendy DeGroat, Anita Lee, Barbara Henderson, Candice Evans


If you have questions about the workshop, contact pledgetoendracism at