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 signers of the pledge to reflect, learn, and practice how to develop and maintain this commitment.

Goals

Members of the first Living the Pledge Class - Spring 2015
Members of the first Living the Pledge Workshop

The primary goal of this workshop is to develop confidence in our abilities to:

  • Integrate the Pledge To End Racism into our daily lives
  • Confront racism and bias in our everyday lives
  • Recognize and challenge systemic racism, and
  • Take leadership in ending racism in our community, our culture, and our lives

As part of the workshop, participants develop a community of support and an understanding of how to use support in deepening our work in building a just and equitable multicultural world.

Who’s this Workshop For?

For people who have engaged in other anti-racism/multiculturalism training, this workshop is designed to take your understanding and your competency to a deeper level. If you’ve never taken a class about racism, this workshop will challenge you to invest in and deepen your learning so you can put yourself on the road to intercultural competence.

Participation

Richmond Pledge Facilitators in a meeting
A few of our Richmond Pledge Leaders and Facilitators

Participants are asked to commit to being present at ALL SESSIONS (approximately 12 hours of large and small group work) and complete various reading/viewing assignments both in preparation for the first session as well as between sessions. After you register, you’ll receive an email with information about pre-workshop resources.

The Living the Pledge workshops are led by trained leaders and small group facilitators. If you’re interested in becoming a small group facilitator, the first step is to complete the Living the Pledge workshop.

Partner Organizations

As a partner organization, we will train your organization to offer the Living the Pledge workshop to people in your community.  For more information about becoming a partner organization, please contact us.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US ON THIS JOURNEY!