RPEC Blog

Richmond Stands United for Racial Justice!

This past weekend was a good weekend for peace and justice in Richmond. Supporters of the Peace Center, together with the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy and the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond, along with individuals from all … Continue reading

19 more Kroger Community Rewards Enrollees to go!

Just 19 More Kroger Community Rewards Enrollees Needed to reach our goal of 150! Good news, Kroger Rewards enrollees!! As of Mid-August, 131 households had enrolled to support the Peace Center through Kroger Community Rewards. This program has been hugely beneficial to the … Continue reading

Why this Years Auction is So Important

       Our annual auction isn’t just an evening of fun, good food, and great friends, but is also an important part of what keeps the Peace Center doors open, and makes our important program work possible. In the … Continue reading

Teens: What should we do about the monuments?

What Should Richmond Do About Its Confederate Monuments? Richmond-area teens are invited! Join the conversation at the Richmond Youth Peace Project Monthly Meetup Monday, September 18. Share your ideas, and discuss, with youth from other schools and neighborhoods.  Meet members of the … Continue reading

Report Back: Cville Reflection & Action Planning

On Monday, August 28th, the Peace Center held a reflection and action planning session in response to August’s 12th events in Charlottesville. It was a powerful night as we gathered and engaged in grounding, mindfulness, and honest discussion around self-care & community … Continue reading

What Charlottesville Means & What We Can Do Now

Reflections on Charlottesville I was in Columbia SC last Monday, watching the full solar eclipse. While there I sought out the spot in front of the South Carolina state capitol building where the confederate battle flag recently came down. Seeing … Continue reading

Reclaiming our Democracy: Reforming the Police

                Join us for the ACLU of Virginia’s event; Reclaiming our Democracy: Reforming the Police Panel Discussion on Saturday, September 9, co-sponsored by the Peace Center! ACLU of Virginia 2017 Annual Member Meeting and … Continue reading

Tickets on Sale for the 2017 Auction + Peace Party!

Ticket sales have gone live! Join us, Friday November 17th at Diversity Richmond for our annual party and fundraiser. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever! There’s never been a better time to come together and celebrate … Continue reading

Advocacy at RPEC

Dear Friends, After the Trump election and all that has transpired nationally and locally since then, it became increasingly important to the Peace Center that we position ourselves as an organization that is actively working to fight against systems of oppression. … Continue reading

Charlottesville: Why I Went & What I Saw

Reflections on Charlottesville Part 1: Why I Went I went to Charlottesville last weekend to oppose all the Unite the Right rally represented. I went to participate in nonviolent marches, to bear witness…and to “take notes” to prepare, should something … Continue reading

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