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The Richmond Pledge to End Racism monthly newsletter in an effort to help us maintain and build upon our pledge commitments. 

This moment in our nation demands our attention.  We cannot ignore it and we cannot sit things out, even if the work that needs to be done feels so overwhelming. 

In this issue, we wish to highlight organizations that are doing work on the front lines.  Visit their website, follow them on social media, support them financially, pay attention to their calls to action, and do something!

June 2020

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice 

**Note this article is continually updated to ensure
each item is accurate and needed today.**
Looking for organizations making a difference?  Here are just a few to pay attention to and support:

Looking to diversify your social media bubble?  Here are some suggestions:

Upcoming Events

Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism - A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families

  • Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m. EDT

The 60-minute special from CNN and Sesame Street will talk to kids about racism, the recent nationwide protests, embracing diversity and being more empathetic and understanding. Big Bird will join CNN commentator Van Jones and CNN anchor and national correspondent Erica Hill to moderate the event. They will be joined by Sesame Street characters -- including Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Rosita -- and other experts answering questions submitted by families.  The town hall will air on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Español. It will stream live on CNN.com's homepage and across mobile devices via CNN's apps, without requiring a cable log-in. 

The Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington: A Digital Justice Gathering

  • June 20, 2020

The Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington will be the largest digital gathering of poor, dispossessed and impacted people, faith leaders, and people of conscience. A global pandemic is exposing even more the already existing crisis of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and militarism, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism. On June 20, the 140 million poor and low-income people across this nation will be heard!  Learn more and register your intention to participate!

Living the Pledge Workshop News

While we do not know exactly when we will be able to resume in-person gatherings, we are actively pursuing the idea of fashioning a virtual Living the Pledge workshop to launch late summer or early fall.  Watch this space for updates.

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