Standing Together: Equity at CCPS

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Chesterfield Schools to host Courageous Conversations: How to Talk about Race

In support of the School Board’s recently approved resolution condemning racism and reaffirming Chesterfield County Public Schools’ commitment to an inclusive learning environment for all students, the school division and its partners are introducing a series of community events designed to support and bring our families together.

The school division’s Department of Equity and Student Support Services and the Office of Family and Community Engagement are collaborating with existing partners to engage the community on issues involving race, equity, and the roles each person can play in supporting our families. Earlier this week, the two teams met with an external advisory group to consider opportunities to move forward.

Based on parent feedback, the first event in the Standing Together series is Courageous Conversations: How to Talk about Race and is scheduled for Wednesday, June 17 from 5-6:30 p.m. on Facebook Live. Anthony Antoine from NBC 12 will serve as the moderator with panelists including:

  • Jonathan Zur, President and CEO of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
  • Travis Jones, Pastor at Motivation Church
  • Marcus Leggett, Pastor at Shiloh Baptist Church
  • Tim Joyce, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Richmond
  • Lauren Wynne, Coordinator of Student Counseling Services for CCPS

Community members are encouraged to share questions in advance and offer potential topics for subsequent conversations:

Future events planned may include additional panels, author visits/talks, documentaries, and book studies.

Tim Bullis
Executive Director, Communications and Community Engagement
Chesterfield County Public Schools

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