Racial Equity in Richmond: Episode 7: Disrupting Neighborhood Displacement and the School to Prison Pipeline

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Racial Equity in Richmond: Episode 7: Disrupting Neighborhood Displacement and the School to Prison Pipeline

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2021

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https://doi.org/10.21974/77gn-6v20

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Interview series, part of the Richmond Racial Equity Essays project. In this podcast, urban planner and diversity, equity and inclusion consultant Ebony Walden talks with 15 Richmonders from all walks of life and sectors to explore their visions for an equitable Richmond, especially as it relates to racial equity, and the strategies that will help us get there. We hope this can be a model for discussion in other U.S. cities.

Latasha James:

LaTasha Sherell James is a lifelong Richmond resident who grew up in a shotgun house in a segregated section on Richmond, Virginia’s Northside. After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University with degrees in literature and print journalism, she wrote feature stories for the Black-owned and now defunct Richmond Voice Newspaper as well as teaching writing and literature in Richmond Public Schools. She currently resides in Battery Park. If you come around her way, you can find her kicking it with a neighborhood elder. When she’s not around her way, she’s booking a unique Airbnb stay, in an unassuming town off a beaten path.

Christopher Rashad Green:

Christopher Rashad Green is a community activist, a motivational speaker, and the founder of Free*Dome Unlimited. He is a formerly incarcerated individual who now, as a political organizer and health-equity advocate, is on a journey to empower men, women, and children in overcoming the challenges and injustices of the criminal justice system. Mr. Green works as an organizer for New Virginia Majority where he leads the Court Watch of Central Virginia and serves as a member of the Richmond Food Justice Alliance.

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January 2022

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Richmond Racial Equity Essays

Abstract

They met doing neighborhood work, and they want to disrupt the status quo of gentrification and the school to prison pipeline. Northside neighborhood resident Latasha James and community organizer Christopher Rashad Green speak truthfully about where we need to go and what we need to do to re-imagine our community.

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