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 across the region, came together at our “Richmond Stands United for Racial Justice Rally and March,” a peaceful but powerful demonstration for racial justice.
After rallying at the Maggie Walker statue downtown, and hearing speeches and poetry, we marched down to Stuart Circle on Monument Avenue, to convey:
- We stand united in the former capital of the Confederacy in rejecting false “Lost Cause” myths of the past.
- We embrace and celebrate our rich diversity as a community.
- We stand committed to building a future in which every child in the Richmond region, regardless of race or zip code, has full access to hope, safety, and opportunity…and to building a city and a region free of white supremacy.
Hundreds of people participated.
These are a few photos from this past weekend.
THANK YOU to everyone who came out and had their voices heard!
If you have any additional photos you’d like to share, feel free to email them to our Communications Coordinator, Jo!
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