Take the Pledge to End Racism
I BELIEVE that every person has worth as an individual.
I BELIEVE that every person is entitled to dignity and respect, regardless of race or color.
I BELIEVE that every thought and every act of racial prejudice is harmful; if it is my thought or act, then it is harmful to me as well as to others.
Therefore, from this day forward:
I WILL strive daily to eliminate racial prejudice from my thoughts and actions.
I WILL discourage racial prejudice by others at every opportunity.
I WILL treat all people with dignity and respect.
I WILL commit to working with others to transform the Greater Richmond region into a place that treats people of all races, ethnicities, and cultures with justice, equity, and compassion, and
I WILL strive daily to honor this pledge, knowing that the world will be a better place because of my effort.
What is the Pledge to End Racism?
The Pledge to End Racism, based on the Birmingham Pledge, is a personal commitment to work on ourselves and with others throughout your community to address racism in all its forms.
What is the Living the Pledge Workshop?
The Living the Pledge Workshop is a 12-hour workshop designed to give participants confidence in their ability to talk about and confront racism wherever it lives.
Are you looking to offer the Living the Pledge to End Racism workshop to your community?
Our vision for is to see an end to racism in all its forms.
The Pledge to End Racism is a movement
The National Pledge to End Racism Initiative (NPERI) seeks to enlist partners across the country who will be a catalyst for anti-racism work among individuals and organizations in their community by:
Who is the Pledge to End Racism for?
The Pledge to End Racism offers individuals, faith communities and other groups a place to start to build a common understanding, language, and commitment for a just, more equitable society.
We believe the Pledge to End Racism is one way into the critical conversation on ending racism.
Want to bring the Pledge to your area?
Add your community to our growing list of national partners!
Throughout the country, faith communities and other groups have joined as partner organizations to bring their Pledge to End Racism to their geographic regions and organizations. We hope you’ll consider becoming a National Pledge to End Racism Partner Organization.
Partners receive full access to our workshop curriculum.
The Living the Pledge Workshop
In order to make the Pledge to End Racism something that becomes an integral part of our daily lives, we’ve designed a workshop for individuals to reflect, learn, and practice how to develop and maintain their anti-racism commitment. The goals include:
Frequently Asked Questions
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