Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week


Aug 22–28, 2021


12:00AM – 11:59PM


In-Person, Virtual, & Hybrid Event Options

, VA

SAVE THE DATE for Virginia’s 2nd Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week, which promotes the reckoning of Virginia’s past and the reconciling of Virginia’s present. It is an awareness week that aims to implement the Racial Truth & Reconciliation Virginia mission of empowering marginalized communities in acknowledgment of truth to promote healing, reconciliation, and justice for children and families. The 2020 Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week included engagement activities ranging from community chats, an Our Ancestors’ Wildest Dreams series, a Give Us The Mic series, a virtual art activists showcase, and more. Read about the 2020 event and view the archives.

Governor Ralph Northam and the Commonwealth’s Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer, Dr. Janice Underwood, recognized Virginia’s inaugural Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week, August 2nd through August 8th at the statewide Townhall on Racial Equity & Police Reform. View a snippet of the townhall below! View the Governor’s proclamation here.

Register for this year’s 2nd Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week to be the first to know about any further announcements throughout the week.

All Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week events encompass one of the four tracks: policy, equity, and data analysis, community-centered engagement, advocacy and action, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.