Building Resilience for Challenging Systemic Racism

Building Resilience for Challenging Systemic Racism:  A Trauma Healing Workshop for Activists and Allies 

In response to recent killings of unarmed African American men by police, the killings of police officers, the persistence of racial disparities in every sphere of society…and the thirst of many in the Richmond community for deep honest dialogue that moves to healing and action…

The Richmond Peace Education Center will offer a weekend long trauma-healing workshop for activists and allies. The workshop will provide opportunities for  in-depth discussion, processing, reflection, and for building connections among those in attendance.

Through this workshop we will:

* Explore the sources, and impact, of racial trauma on ourselves and our community.

* Initiate a process of healing that cultivates resilience.

* Create a foundation for building a mutually supportive community of activists and allies.


Saturday, April 1,  9am-5pm

Sunday, April 2, 9am-5pm

Location: East District Family Resource Center (2405 Jefferson Ave., Richmond, Virginia 23223)

This program was piloted in late 2016. See what those who took part experienced

This workshop is designed for people who’ve been involved in work for racial justice and who have reflected about race and racial oppression. We hope that you will participate.

Please register here:

We are seeking a diverse group and space is limited. Cost is on a sliding scale from $75 to $150 so that the workshop can be accessible to as many people as possible. Please support the Peace Center by giving generously as you can. The funds collected for this trauma healing experience help RPEC to compensate the facilitators for their time & efforts, as well as provide materials, space, and the food for the 3 days. However, if you are in need of financial assistance please let us know! There are scholarships available.

Please pay here:

Sliding Scale

Co-led by Ram Bhagat and Renee Hill. Curriculum developed by Ram Bhagat.

Sponsored by the Richmond Peace Education Center.

Questions? Email