Leading Virginia Forward Event Summary

Leading Virginia Forward Event Summary

On Sunday February 10th, community members gathered at the Devil’s Half Acre for an event organized by RVA Dirt and Race Capitol called Leading Virginia Forward. The current crisis with state leadership makes it clearer now more than ever that despite the progress the community has made, Richmond still has a long way to go until reconciliation is reached. During the week prior to the event, demands for change in current leadership continue to mount; however, in every call there is a common urgent theme of transformation. Transformation can not begin without healing. In Richmond, what needs to be healed is the city’s past which must begin with a better understanding of our history. The event featured speakers as representatives of Richmond’s cultural and political histories speaking to the past, the present crisis, and craft a vision of the future.

Economic Development Community Chat & Learn

On December 20, 2018 we hosted an event at Richmond Main Public Library regarding Economic Development for community members to come learn and talk about issues impacting them. Chelsea Higgs Wise was our gracious facilitator for the evening. Dr. Ben Teresa gave attendees a brief overview of TIF’s and available to answer TIF related questions. As we produce content from the meeting, we will post links to this  page as a central hub. Still to come is a google form for follow up information, a typed version of notecards from the meeting, and maybe a few bonus surprises.

As you dig into the materials, please leave comments with your thoughts, ideas, questions on this  post. We hope for this event to provide people with information and facilitate connections for people to continue the conversation.