March 19, 2018
Contact: Chelsea Higgs Wise
Virginia Union University hosts #MLK50 Commemorative Moment of Remembrance
(Richmond, Va) - On April 4, the Office of Mayor Stoney is partnering with the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation cross-sector team, led by Initiatives of Change, to mark the tragic event that occurred 50 years ago, lift up the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and reflect on the challenge and opportunity it represents today. The event will take place at 6:15pm at the Allix B. James Chapel in Coburn Hall.
At 7:01PM (EST), The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN is inviting the nation to join in reflection and then redirection of our focus on the future. At the exact moment that Dr. King was shot, there will be 39 bell chimes resonating in Memphis, one for each year he lived. Along with others across the U.S., several institutions with bell towers here in Greater Richmond have committed to joining the moment by ringing locally.
City of Richmond Mayor, Levar Stoney, Virginia Union University Vice President, Dr. Corey Walker, and others will answer the question set out by The National Civil Rights Museum, “Where Do We Go From Here?.” Please join them on the historic Virginia Union University campus along with students, faculty, administration and residents of Greater Richmond as we gather to move our city and region forward through a more inclusive narrative. Further event details at https://www.facebook.com/InitiativesofChangeUSA/
Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) is a comprehensive, national and community based process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change, and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism. With a seed grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the work is led in Richmond by Initiatives of Change USA. Further details can be found at greaterRVA.org Building trust across the world’s divides Initiatives of Change United States 2201 West Broad Street Suite 200 Richmond, VA 23220-2022 804-358-1764