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Key TRHT Resources

Here is a toolkit of key resources to become familiar with the thoughts and practices developing in the area of Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation, particularly within Richmond.


"Journey To Equity", a keynote speech delivered by Rev. Alvin Herring in February 2017, event hosted by Initiatives of Change & the University of Richmond.


In a special IofC podcast, Dr. Danny Avula interviews Dr. David Williams, October 2014.


Metro Richmond has the opportunity to be the Capital of Reconciliation, rather than the Capital of the Confederacy. It’s about a mutual search for a new beginning — for a commitment to justice and to dismantling the artifacts of racism and racial discrimination that still besiege our common life. Just because they aren’t called “segregation” or “discrimination” any longer doesn’t mean they aren’t performing the task of perpetuating the greatest hypocrisy of our history. We want to be what we believe — and we can only be that together.
— Rev. Ben Campbell - Co-Founder and Pastor Emeritus, Richmond Hill

A SOUND HISTORY FOR THE TRAIL OF ENSLAVED PEOPLE

A Sound History For The Trail Of Enslaved People is an audio archive of personal reflections and historical information about this significant site in Richmond, Virginia and the enslaved people who lived, worked and were bought and sold in this area. The archive is available as a sound walk that follows a three-mile pathway along the banks of the James River. Using internet-based GPS and Google mapping technology, the guided walk is responsive to physical location on the trail for those accessing the archive via a smart phone or tablet.  It can also be accessed anywhere via any web-enabled device or computer. This audio resource was produced by Dr. Vaughn Garland  and includes interviews with a number of Richmonders, including Initiatives of Change and TRHT/Richmond partners. 

BUILDING TRUST IN THE HEART OF COMMUNITY

Rob Corcoran writes of his first hand experience of trustbuilding through the work of Hope in the Cities in Richmond, VA.  This article is part of an issue of the National Civic Review dedicated to racial healing and equity that can be found at this link



REMOVE THE REAL ARTIFACTS OF THE CONFEDERACY

Benjamin P. Campbell: pastor emeritus of Richmond Hill, a pastoral associate at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church; author of “Richmond’s Unhealed History

RVA'S CIVIL WAR MUSEUM CAN LEAD THE NATION IN NEW DIRECTIONS

Edward L. Ayers: historian and former president of the University of Richmond,  board chair of the American Civil War Museum in Richmond



THE CASE FOR MEMORIALIZING THE ENTIRE RICHMOND SLAVE DISTRICT

John V. Moeser: professor emeritus of urban studies and planning at VCU; retired senior fellow of the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement at the University of Richmond

TRUSTBUILDING: CREATING SPACE FOR CHANGE

Blog by Rob Corcoran, author of 'Trustbuilding: An Honest Conversation on Race, Reconciliation, and Responsibility', has facilitated dialogue, reconciliation and partnerships among diverse and polarized racial, ethnic, and religious groups in an array of locales across the United States and in Europe, South Africa, India, Australia and Brazil. He is Strategic Advisor for Community Trustbuilding at Initiatives of Change and founder of its Hope in the Cities program, which models honest conversation and sustained partnerships across traditional boundaries. He has lived with his family in Richmond since 1980.



BREAKING DOWN BELIEFS OF RACIAL HIERARCHY

Dr. Gail Christopher, Senior Advisor & Vice President for TRHT, W.K. Kellogg Foundation  



COST OF SEGREGATION 

Urban Institute 

WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL FOR COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS

Obama Administration - Case Studies