Reflections from our Peacemakers

Check out the wonderful speeches given by our two peacemaker honorees at last month’s Member Appreciation Dinner by clicking the links below.

Dr. John Moeser is Senior Fellow at the University of Richmond’s Bonner Center for Civic Engagement and professor emeritus at Virginia Commonwealth University. For the past forty years, his research, teaching, and community engagements have deepened the community’s understanding of race, poverty and urban politics. His work has had a profound influence on the community conversation and the direction of public policy locally. His contributions to the public discourse in metro-Richmond are simply unparalleled.

View Dr. Moeser’s speech here.


RPEC Peacemaker of the Year Dr. John Moeser

Dr. John Moeser



The Thrifty Quaker builds peace and social justice by working through the store to advertise and promote the charities, collecting food to feed the hungry, as well as giving donations. The Thrifty Quaker has provided funding to well over a hundred mostly local charities as well as providing education and support to organizations. The store is located at 13567 Midlothian Turnpike in the Midlothian Station Shopping Center in the heart of the village of Midlothian. It’s website is

View The Thrifty Quaker’s Beth Schanz here.

Thrifty Quaker