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For over two decades Hope in the Cities has helped transform Richmond, VA, from a symbol of racial division to a model for reconciliation. Through acknowledgement of history, honest conversation and skills building workshops, the experiential learning offered by Hope in the Cities builds capacity for community leaders.
A sustained citizen-led effort has resulted in a network of leaders in non-profit and business sectors, local government, media and education. It engages people across the political spectrum and of all cultural and religious backgrounds.
Hope in the Cities has developed a proven process for change that incorporates three vital steps:
Hope in the Cities offers Richmond as a center for community trustbuilding where processes for trustbuilding, reconciliation, and community change are regularly learned and effectively practiced.
Hope in the Cities and the Richmond Slave Trail Commission invite you to join in marking the 20 th anniversary of the first Unity Walk that in 1993 took Richmonders to sites of previously unacknowledged history as part of the Healing the Heart of America conference.
When: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, - 6:30 pm
Where: Richmond's Historic Slave tral
Parking and gathering point for the walk is:
Lumpkin's Slave Jail
Main Street Station, E Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Please gather at 6:00 pm. From there participants will be taken to Ancarrows Landing/ Manchester Slave Dock on the south side of the river by bus. The walk will return you to your car parked at Lumpkin's Slave Jail.
If you are going directly to Ancarrows Landing/ Manchester Slave Dock take 95 South over the James River. Take exit 73 for Maury Street toward Commerce Road. Turn right on Maury Street and continue onto Brander Street. Follow to the end. The Ancarrows landing entrance to the James River Park is on your left. Once in the park turn left to the trail head. Map
Note: If you are parked at Ancarrows Landing you will need to have your own method for returning to your car from Lumpkin's Slave Jail where the walk will end.
The Richmond Slave Trail Commission and Hope in the Cities invite you to hear
Lynne M. Jackson,
Great-great granddaughter of Dred and Harriet Scott of the Dred Scott Decision, 1857. President & Founder of The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation.
When: Wednesday, June 19, 7:00 pm
Hope in the Cities builds trust through honest conversation on race, reconciliation, and responsibility.
The vision is the creation of just and inclusive communities.
Community Awareness - A focus on economic inclusion and the new realities of race, economics, and jurisdiction. A public process to educate citizens and to mobilize community support for action.
Communty Capacity - An experiential training curriculum that increases the capacity of community leaders to overcome legacies of racial history and to sustain initiatives for reconciliation and equity.
Community Vision - An anual Metropolitan Richmond Day forum convening leaders from the puublic and private sectors of the Richmond region to discuss key issues, engage in dialogue and build partnership.