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Join Discussion Series On Systemic Racism “Challenging Perceptions”

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In a new discussion series by VPM, Racism: Challenging Perceptions explores the social, cultural and economic impact of racism on our community. Through conversations with local experts and leaders, we look at the disparities racism creates within our systems: education, wealth building and housing. 

Why are schools still segregated? What does building a business look like for a Black entrepreneur? Why are Black and African American adults less likely to own a home?

VPM invites you to challenge your own perceptions on race and racism by joining us to explore the history, policies and institutions perpetuating disparities within Black and African American communities today. REGISTER

The Zoom discussions are led by community leader Adrienne Cole Johnson, MSW a social entrepreneur committed to seeking and facilitating creative approaches to change. With leadership experiences with the U.S. House of Representatives, Peter Paul Development Center and most recently the Henrico County Schools, Adrienne has always viewed authentic engagement as paramount to social change.

The conversations will be recorded for broadcast at a later date. To join the discussion, you must register. Please bring an open mind and a willingness to participate in hard conversations. We encourage participants to use the information from the series to have authentic and informed dialogue with family members and friends on race and racism. 

The series is produced by VPM and co-sponsored by The Community Foundation for a greater Richmond and the Richmond Night Market.