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Spotlight: Racial Justice in Richmond

Common Ground has accumulated a few resources to help guide members of the UR community who want a better understanding of how racism works, our role in it, and how to work against it, including special content for September 14-16.

The history of Richmond is intertwined with legacies of racial injustice that are deeply felt in our city today. There are many organizations working to address this history of injustice and to promote racial justice in Richmond. Listed below are a sampling of organizations with ongoing volunteer and other participation opportunities. This is a running list, and we welcome suggestions for additions. To explore additional off-campus volunteer opportunities related to racial justice, please visit our Map of Community Relationships. The work of the organizations on this map often intersects with issues of racial justice, and volunteers are welcome. To learn more, the UR community is invited to the CCE’s Drop-In Advising from 2-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, in Tyler Haynes Commons 201. 

Wherever you choose to participate, take time to learn about these organizations and assess their needs as you get involved. Each has existing, ongoing initiatives, which require different types of support and thoughtful partnership. 

Participation opportunities:

Learn more about racial injustice in the Richmond region:

Organizations furthering racial justice in the broader region:

Recent faculty writing:

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