Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Ginter Urban Gardener Project

Last summer Duron Chavis (CTF 2015) was hired by the nationally renowned Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, VA, as its first Community Engagement Coordinator. In this new position Duron is chiefly responsible for the Garden’s outreach and relationship-building across a diverse community.

Monday, January 16, 2017
Cultivating cultural agility

We are shaped by culture. The context of our personal identity is the culture we swim in. We are not often aware of this until we encounter those who are different from us, who are not part of our in-group. By meeting and understanding individuals from other cultures, we can gain an important understanding of our self, as well as the other. On December 16, the DC Interfaith Network, supported by Initiatives of Change, held a workshop on "Cultivating cultural agility" in Washington, DC.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Rajmohan Gandhi

Rajmohan Gandhi, who served as President of Initiatives of Change International from 2009 – 2011, was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humanities by President Lou Anna Simon of Michigan State University on December 17 of last year. The citation read in part, "For more than half a century, you have been associated with Initiatives of Change, a group committed to trustbuilding, reconciliation and democracy,"

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Lumpkins Slave Jrail

A public event at the site of Richmond’s former slave market on October 10 marked an important milestone in what Mayor Dwight Jones called “a true honoring of our complete history.” Mayor Jones highlighted the importance of confronting the past and said that Richmonders need to be “comfortable with making each other uncomfortable.”

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
CTF info session

The new class of 25 has been selected for the 2017 Community Trustbuilding Fellowship. Participants are coming from as far away as Mexico City and from several US cities including Tulsa, OK, Des Moines, IA, Orlando, FL, LaGrange, GA, Washington, DC, and Annapolis, MD.