Rally Towards Virginia’s Future- Living Dr. King’s Dream (In-Person)


Jan 17 – Aug 28, 2021


11:00AM – 12:00PM


Capitol Bell Tower
101 N Ninth Street, Richmond
Richmond, VA 23219


Join us as we rally for Virginia’s children, youth, and families where we will recognize the past and mobilize present-day solutions to mobilize Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream. This event is for allies, advocates, and activists in the pursuit of racial healing and social justice to come together in solidarity in re-imaging a world true to Dr. King’s vision outlined in the I Have a Dream speech. Given the timeliness of this event, which follows the 2021 August Emergency General Assembly Session, join us in taking action to re-invigorate policy priorities in preparation for the 2022 General Assembly Session. Bring your family! Children and youth are welcome to attend! Register here.

The entrance to Capitol Square off of 8th street is closed but can come in the corner of 9th and Bank Streets to enter and all the entrances on Bank Street are open.

Location: Capitol Bell Tower: 101 N Ninth Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219  

Rally Speakers:

  • Chlo’e Edwards, Policy Analyst, Voices
  • Emily Griffey, Chief Policy Officer, Voices
  • Allison Gilbreath, Policy & Programs Director
  • Elijah Lee, Youth Advocate, The Incredible Elijah
  • Roscoe Burnems, Richmond Poet Laureate
  • Yanet Limon-Amado, Community Advocate
  • Eric Dugan, Poet
  • Sutisha Simluang, Community Advocate
  • Freddy Mejia, Health Policy Analyst, The Commonwealth Institute
  • Rupa Murthy, Chief Advancement & Advocacy Officer, YWCA
  • Dora Muhammad, Congregation Engagement Director, Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy
  • Kiran Bhagat, BareSoul Yoga
  • Sophia Booker, Poet & Racial Truth & Reconciliation VA Engagement Committee Co-Chair
Hosts: Virginia’s Trauma-Informed Community Networks and Voices for Virginia’s Children


Our mask guidelines are that everyone wears a mask, regardless of your vaccination status. Masks will be provided if you do not have one. 

CLIKC HERE- Send an email to your public official. Ask them to attend the rally with you and to support our priorities to ensure a just future for children, youth, and families in Virginia.

Thanks to JP Media Solutions’s Jaron Peters  and Photographer, Henry Rush, we are able to offer a free family photo at the rally. Come prepared for a family back to school photo if you wish to participate!