Race in Richmond: Bringing the Intersection of Race and Identity to Light

Race in Richmond: Bringing the Intersection of Race and Identity to Light

Through a captivating blend of photography, storytelling, and interactive exhibits, Race in Richmond delves into the complex intersection of race and identity through a thought-provoking art experience. Race in Richmond is co-curated by founder of The Well Collective, Ashley Williams, Saira Rao of Race2Dinner, Richmond artist and creative, Ron Stokes, and a collective of human beings committed to liberation and community healing.

“We are inviting our community to embark on a journey through the construct of racism in this immersive experience,” Stokes said. “We are bringing to light the first hand stories, struggles and triumphs of diverse identities navigating within a city marked by its own historical and racial complexities.”

Williams believes that by exploring these themes, “the exhibit endeavors to cultivate a deeper understanding of the profound impact of these issues on Richmond’s past, present, and future.”

The exhibit offers a space for introspection, dialogue, and personal connections, urging the diverse tapestry of individuals in Richmond to contemplate their roles in promoting humanity: love, inclusivity, diversity, and equality within our community and beyond.

The organization of this event is 100% grassroots and the collective is relying on sponsors and individual contributions to help cover the cost of the exhibit. All additional funds raised above and beyond event costs will be split between two non-profit organizations that are dedicated to moving the conversation forward around race, love, and liberation for all – Race2Dinner and The Well Collective.

The exhibit welcomes the public on Friday, November 3rd from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at The Well Collective (13 South 13th Street #suite 100 Richmond, VA 23219).

  • Reserve your ticket here.
    • We invite those who may not have access to pay to attend via a complimentary ticket.
    • Please use the code healing at checkout.
  • Contribute here.
  • We encourage and invite you to attend with friends, neighbors, family, colleagues and, most importantly, with an open heart and mind.
  • Special programming will take place throughout the month of November. Stay tuned to The Well Collective for more details!

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin.

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Erin Frye is our Lead Story Marketer at the Grid Collective. Anyone who knows Erin will tell you that she’s incredibly motivated by elevating people, sharing impactful stories, and improving our community. She is also a singer-songwriter, a yoga teacher, and a voiceover artist with In Your Ear Studios. When she's not working, you can find Erin bringing hope and healing to communities worldwide through accessible music and wellness experiences. Her travels as a volunteer musician have taken her to orphanages, refugee camps, juvenile jails, and more…from Africa to Europe, and across North America. Locally, she is also the founder of Gals for a Cause RVA, a Teaching Artist with FreeHorse Arts, a former Big Sister through BBBS, and a former Teaching Artist/Performer with SPARC’s inclusive LIVE ART program. Erin is most recently a recipient of the Crisis Response Philanthropy Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), an Honoree in Gallery 5 Movers and Shakers, an Honoree in JMU’s 100 Years, 100 Days, 100 Dukes ‘One World’ Program and was inducted into the JMU’s ‘Be The Change’ Hall of Fame.