Richmond, Race and Regionalism

Conversations Exploring Education, Housing, Transportation and Economic Development

Watch The Videos

Each of the videos below lasts about 25 minutes and can be streamed through YouTube.

Education in the Richmond Region

Housing in the Richmond Region

Transportation in the Richmond Region

Economic Development in the Richmond Region

How to Use The Videos
Each of the videos lasts about 25 minutes and is designed for use in a 45-60 minute program where there would be time for discussion and brainstorming. Here are the suggested discussion questions listed at the end of each video.The videos are completely free and available for your use. RPEC does ask that you inform us if you do utilize them for discussion with a group. Inform us by emailing rpec@rpec.org.
How to Obtain a Copy of The Videos
Each of the 25 minute videos can be individually downloaded as a zip file below. (Right-click on the video link and click, “Save link as…”)

Education in the Richmond Region
Housing in the Richmond Region
Transportation in the Richmond Region
Economic Development in the Richmond Region 

Bonus Videos
Pre-Integration Jackson Ward — Neverett Eggleston

Green Housing — Karl Bren

Dialogue — Cricket White

Tackling Poverty in Richmond City — Thad Williamson
History of The Project
This project grew out of the first Racial Justice Discussion Series conducted by the Richmond Peace Education Center. It was inspired by a presentation by Dr. John Moeser, professor emeritus of Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Urban Studies and Planning and Senior Fellow at the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement at the University of Richmond. Appalled by the regional problems highlighted by Dr. Moeser’s research, an independent group of volunteers came together to develop a vehicle for disseminating information and promoting discussion. To that end, they gathered archival photographs, interviewed fellow citizens, read books and articles, and compiled a vast amount of information which has been distilled down into videos in four main areas: Education, Transportation, Housing, and Economic Development.They asked the Richmond Peace Education Center to house and distribute the videos.
Acknowledgements
Many individuals and organizations worked tirelessly to put this project together over the past few years. Special thanks goes to our generous funders and dedicated members of the project’s team, all of whom donated their time to this effort. Thank you! Richmond, Race, and Regionalism Acknowledgements (pdf)