Welcome to our third annual Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week (RTRW). The mission of RTRW is to empower the voices and experiences of marginalized communities in acknowledgment of truth to promote healing, reconciliation, and justice. Since its inception in 2020, this week has been a time to reflect on personal and organizational growth related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. This year, we celebrate good troublemaking and young changemakers. We invite attendees to look towards what will sustain and further the progress that has been made, while encouraging continued growth and transformation, personally and professionally. All sessions are virtual and free to the public!
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Voices is able to convene events like RTRW that ignite change in pursuit of healing, reconciliation, and justice thanks to your generous contributions. Please consider giving a gift today to support the dedicated work of Voices staff in putting together RTRW and other events focused on improving the lives of Virginia’s children.
About Racial Truth & Reconciliation Virginia
Racial Truth & Reconciliation Virginia (RTRVA) is a campaign implemented by a coalition and convened under Voices for Virginia’s Children, the commonwealth’s leading child advocacy and policy organization. The campaign seeks to advance policies that dismantle systems that perpetuate racial trauma, oppression, and inequity. As a community-led initiative, RTRVA focuses on the intersection of trauma and equity to empower advocates with lived experience to ignite change in pursuit of healing, reconciliation, and justice.
Learn more about the campaign.
History of Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week
Governor Ralph Northam and Dr. Janice Underwood, Virginia’s chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer, declared August 2 -8, 2020 as Virginia’s inaugural Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week at a statewide town hall on racial equity and police reform. View event archives by clicking here.
RTRW served as the launch of Racial Truth & Reconciliation Virginia, a coalition campaign committed to implementing the mission and goals of the first Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week.