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Rallying Towards the Future – Living Dr. King’s Dreams

Date

Jan 17–17, 2022

Time

11:00am – 12:00pm

Location

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

This event was originally scheduled for August 28, 2021 and postponed. Join us on January 17th 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. Join us in taking action to re-invigorate policy priorities during the General Assembly Session. Bring your family! Children and youth are welcome to attend. Register here and read below for more details. 

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

If you would like to share your story prior to the event to influence policy and advocacy, please email Kristin@vakids.org or Chloe@vakids.org.

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.

TENTATIVE Capitol Bell Tower: 101 N Ninth Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219 (awaiting confirmation closer to the date)

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 Richmond
  • 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