Building Resilience for Challenging Systemic Racism


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

RJ Workshop

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.


Friday, Dec. 2,  6-9pm

Saturday, Dec. 3,  9am-5pm

Sunday, Dec. 4, 1pm-5pm

Location: First UU Church of Richmond  (1000 Blanton Ave, Richmond, VA 23221)

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.

The Dec. 2-4 program is full. Pre-register here for the next workshop, date TBA. 

We are seeking a diverse group and space is limited.  We will send an email confirmation of your participation by Nov. 1.  Cost: $75.

Some scholarships are available. If cost is a barrier, please email to request scholarship.

Co-led by Ram Bhagat and Renee Hill.

Sponsored by the Richmond Peace Education Center.

Questions? Email