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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.