A PLEDGE TO STAND TOGETHER

 

Upholding the ideals of the “Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom” enacted into law by the Virginia General Assembly in 1786…

               We stand together.

With our friends, neighbors, and colleagues who have recently faced an increase in bias and bigotry…

               We stand together.

In response to divisive and hurtful words and actions targeting the Jewish community…

               We stand together.

Celebrating our nation’s diversity as a source of strength…

               We stand together.

Recognizing that we are all at risk when one group is unjustly targeted…

               We stand together.

In the face of efforts to promote fear of people considered to be “the other”…

               We stand together.

Sharing a commitment to understanding, peace, and justice…

               We stand together.

Acknowledging that these words must be backed up by inclusive actions…

               We stand together.

Today and in the future, we pledge that in the Richmond region and beyond…

               We stand together.

ADDITIONAL WAYS TO STAND TOGETHER

 

  • Commemorate Religious Freedom Day on January 16 (9:00am – 11:00am) at The Valentine First Freedom Center

 

 

  • Participate in WAVES 2020 marking the National Day of Racial Healing with various events on January 20-22 and beyond

 

 

  • Advocate during the Day for All People on January 22 (8:30am – 3:00pm) at the General Assembly

 

  • Attend a screening of “Just Mercy” followed by dinner and discussion with Coming to the Table on January 27 (6:00pm – 10:30pm) at Movieland at Boulevard Square

 

 

 

 

  • Participate in an RVA Table Talk focused on “Access to Resources” on February 5 (5:30pm – 7:30pm) at the Weinstein JCC

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