Living the Pledge Workshop

The next Racial Justice Workshop begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019. The workshop concludes at 4 p.m. It continues on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019, at 9 a.m. and runs till 4 p.m. Lunch will be served on the first day. Participants are asked to bring a bag lunch on the second day.

Participants are asked to commit to being present at ALL SESSIONS and do pre-reading/viewing before the workshop and other assignments between sessions. Workshop resources are available on The registration fee is $20 and will be collected before the first class session (waived on request – the workshop is open to everyone regardless of ability to pay).

The primary goal of this workshop is to develop confidence in our abilities to:
•       Integrate the Coastal Virginia Pledge into our daily lives
•       Recognize and challenge systemic racism
•       Confront racism and bias in our everyday lives, and
•       Take leadership in ending racism in our community, our culture, and our lives

As part of the workshop, participants will develop a community of support and an understanding of how to use support in deepening their work in building a just and equitable multicultural world.

Questions? Please contact Em Lock ( if you have questions about the class, or to sign up!  Please include any special dietary needs and whether you will be bringing children (we do have childcare available, but our provider wants a count of how many to expect). Sign-ups will be accepted until October 11, 2019 at 5 p.m., but space is limited, and may run out, so sign up quickly!  We look forward to going on this journey with you!