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Governor Recognizes Virginia’s First Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week: 8/2-8/8/20

Posted:  -  By: Chlo'e Edwards

On August 2nd, the Governor of Virginia declared Virginia’s first Racial Truth and Reconciliation Week. Every Virginian must reckon with the state’s historical past and make intentional efforts to reconcile with the institution of American slavery and the racial inequity of today. Social progress occurs when we all work together to advance racial equity. The mission of Racial Truth & Reconciliation is to empower the voices and experiences of marginalized communities in acknowledgment of truth to promote healing, reconciliation, and justice.

The Governor called observance to the attention of Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week to all Virginians. Read the proclamation here.

  • Attend Governor Northam’s Community Virtual Townhall on Racial Equity and Policing Reform where the Governor will read the proclamation. Register at this link.
  • Participate in Where Do We Go From Here Community Chat? August 7th at 4PM.
  • Allies are also encouraged to attend Redefining The New Normal: Allies or All Lies- Tips on Anti-Racism August 8th at 1PM.
  • View the rest of the events here, including a Youth-Led Q&A with the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus, “Give Us The Mic,” Elder Chats, and more.

View the Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week Proclamation.

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