People are likely to grapple with the meaning of the Confederate flag for years to come; indeed, it has been a source of controversy dating back generations. Plans for the flag’s presence on Interstate 95 later this month offer a new opportunity for residents of the Richmond region (and beyond) to work across lines of difference to increase understanding and respect.
The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities offers a discussion guide as a resource to engage in important and potentially challenging dialogues regarding this topic. We invite schools, houses of worship, workplaces, and families to explore the questions of history, identity, and community that are connected to the Confederate flag.
It is our hope that the heightened awareness that results can move the region ever closer to a more inclusive community.