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Racial Truth and Reconciliation Week 2021

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2021 Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week 

August 22 – 28, 2021

Join us for this year’s Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week (RTRW), a virtual conference hosted by Voices for Virginia’s Children that promotes the reckoning of Virginia’s past to reconcile our present and future. RTRW is an awareness week aimed at empowering marginalized communities to promote truth, healing, reconciliation and justice for children and families.

This year, we have more than 57 organizations, executives, policymakers, advocates and activists from around the commonwealth presenting and facilitating discussions on key issues impacting Virginia’s children. Plus, Governor Northam has officially declared August 22-28, 2021 as Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week in Virginia!


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Support Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week

Support the Racial Truth & Reconciliation Virginia’s Campaign mission to empower communities impacted by marginalization in acknowledgment of truth to promote healing, reconciliation, and justice for children, youth, and families in Virginia. Support Voices for Virginia’s Children’s 2nd Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week by purchasing a t-shirt and share why you support #RacialTruth. Tag us on all social media outlets @RacialTruth.
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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 townhall on racial equity and police reform. The week included engagement activities ranging from community chats, virtual art activists showcase, an Our Ancestors’ Wildest Dreams series, a Give Us the Mic series, and more. View the 2020 archives.

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.

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.

View the campaign mission and goals.