I WILL BE THE FIRST TO ADMIT that I don’t know a lot about Richmond’s rapidly growing Latino community. That is why I’m so excited about our new installment of The Table. With the help of the wonderful people at the Sacred Heart Center, I was able to meet with a tremendous group of grassroots activists that work directly with Richmond’s Latino community to discuss some of the community’s challenges and goals as we approach November’s local elections for School Board, City Council, and Mayor.
This conversation is clearly just the start to what is one of Richmond’s most layered and complex issues moving forward. Richmond’s Latino community is here to stay. The community is growing and future leaders of the Richmond region will have to work with directly with the community to best address the needs of all people in the region.
I would like to thank the Sacred Heart Center and the amazing group that participated in the conversation: Rocio, Father Shay, Father Jack, Gustavo, Roberto, Vilma, Alex, and Cynthia. I’d also like to that Mary for helping set up the conversation and Risa (photos) and Jourdan (video) for their help capturing this conversation.
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Photos by Risa