Virginia’s 2nd Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week Opening Address (Virtual)


Aug 22–22, 2021


9:00AM – 9:30AM

Location or

, VA

**Policy, Equity, & Data Analysis**

Join us as we reflect upon the history and the birth of the Racial Truth & Reconciliation (RTR) Virginia Campaign, which is the evolution of the Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia. The state’s first Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week (RTRW) in 2020 was a direct response to the inadvertent impact of cultural, racial, and historical trauma. As a result, RTR responds to two pandemics, COVID-19 and racism as a public health crisis. The campaign prioritizes state policy investments in trauma-informed care, equity, and justice. We invite you to join us as we reflect upon Voices for Virginia’s Children’s journey of truth, reconciliation, and healing and further shed light on the work that has been achieved and the work that is left to be done as it relates to the RTR mission of empowering communities impacted by marginalization in acknowledgment of truth to promote healing, reconciliation and justice for children, youth, and families in Virginia. This event will be streamed live on Facebook and Youtube. Register here


  • Amy Strite, CEO, Voices for Virginia’s Children  
  • Chlo’e Edwards, Policy Analyst & Racial Truth & Reconciliation Virginia Campaign Coordinator, Voices for Virginia’s Children