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2019 is the Year of Reconciliation and Civility in Virginia

During the 2019 Session of the Virginia General Assembly, the Virginia House of Delegates passed important legislation, notably, the House Joint Resolution 617, designating 2019 as the Year of Reconciliation and Civility in Virginia. The resolution notes the declared partnership between Virginians for Reconciliation and American Evolution. Virginians for Reconciliation is a citizen volunteer group formed to commemorate the
400th anniversary of the country’s first enslaved African people landing in Virginia in August 1619. The organization will host a series of events to help participants understand and accept the hard truths that exist in black and white America, with the goal of establishing a new dynamic where people of different races will have a much healthier dialogue and work more closely together to advance the common good.

Read the entire resolution here: HJR 617