We are offering a variety of programs aimed at racial healing and promoting a world of equitable and just communities.

Becoming Community Series

Becoming Community Series is a bridge between workplace, faith-based and other organizations that desire to build relationships with a broader or specific community. The series has 4 stages which include watching movies, learning about current thought leaders on race-based topics, meeting community advocates, and learning how to facilitate difficult conversations. Four independent 6-week sessions designed to be a bridge between your organization and the Beloved Community. 


Community Conversations

Our trained “Frontline” Facilitators keep courageous conversations moving toward the goal of building trust & inclusion, acknowledging and healing historical wounds of the past.  They lead with guidelines for the conversation (touchstones) and the Circle Process – both create a safe space supporting intentional listening and honest authentic dialogue.  We offer facilitator training to all interested with certification (coming soon!) For more information contact us at info@comingtogethervirginia.org  

Pilgrimages

Coming Together Virginia believes that being present in a place of history invites us to enter a story with not only our mind but with our heart and senses. We see pilgrimages as a way of facing history and inviting healing into the present.  Bondage, Resistance, and Freedom are common themes associated with these.  A powerful experience was the second pilgrimage as a civil rights trip from Birmingham to Memphis, done in partnership with Living the Legacy Project. Others included a visit to Monticello and a “Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope” to Hampton and Fort Monroe, done in partnership with Journey with Me. 


If you would like to be part of the pilgrimage planning circle, put pilgrimage into the subject line of an email: info@comingtogethervirginia.org 

Tours

In addition to more contemplative pilgrimages, CT-VA sponsors many visits to museums and exhibits in Richmond and beyond. We have arranged tours of the Black History Museum, The American Civil War Museum, The Maggie Walker House, Shockoe Bottom and Devils Half Acre, The Virginia Museum of History and Culture, The Library of Virginia, and the Trail of Enslaved Africans, in Manchester. We hope to add these shorter Richmond area visits monthly, knowing how much history there is to uncover in the former Capital of the Confederacy. Tell us what you would like to see with group support and processing as part of the experience. 

If you would like to help provide leadership and planning of similar activities, let us know by including TOURS in the subject line of your email: info@comingtogethervirginia.org 

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