Racial Truth & Reconciliation: Grassroots Engagement Committee


Feb 22–22, 2022


6:00PM – 7:00PM



, VA

Update: We have merged our Racial Truth & Reconciliation Engagement Committee and Advocacy & Activism committee meetings, now creating the Grassroots Engagement Committee. For those interested in other committees: the Partnerships & Education committee has been merged as well.

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The Grassroots Engagement Committee meeting will focus on truth, reconciliation, and mapping mindful pathways to healing and accountability. Our hope is to engage in sincere conversations about where we have been as a committee and where we are going.

The committee leads awareness and community-building events to promote justice in execution of the Racial Truth & Reconciliation Virginia mission and goals. The committee works to connect local-level trends to state policies deconstruct systemic, social, and institutional barriers to achieving an equitable and just society for all. Members of the committee plan and execute advocacy trainings, resources, community assessments, workshops, and events to leave coalition members empowered and prepared to advocate and to support partner policy initiatives and Voices policy agenda on behalf of young people, families, and communities.

  • Grassroots engagement committee members should have the skillset, experience, or expertise to authentically engage with organizations and communities on an ongoing basis.
  • Grassroots engagement committee members should have a speciality in relationship-building with different demographics, including: private and public sectors, children and youth, parents, urban, suburban, and rural communities, different educational backgrounds, and diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Individuals from an array of fields that work directly with community stakeholders and communities are encouraged to join.
  • Individuals who identify as a community member with lived expertise of Voices issues are encouraged to join.
  • Individuals with an associates, bachelors, advanced degree, or professional and personal experience are encouraged to join.
  • Qualifications include individuals that come from the communities we hope to engage with.
  • GED, high school diploma, bachelors, or advanced degrees are not required to join the coalition.