$10K Grant Will Support Richland Library’s Social Justice Efforts
Richland Library is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from Dominion Energy for our Let’s Talk Race programming. The grant is part of the company’s social justice fund created in 2020 in response to the death of George Floyd and other Black Americans. The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation is providing funding.
In 2020, Dominion Energy committed $5 million to organizations and programs supporting social justice, equality, and community rebuilding. The company also committed $25 million to 11 historically Black colleges and universities and $10 million to Educational Equity scholarships benefiting minority students.
Since the establishment of their Social Justice Fund, Dominion Energy has awarded Richland Library Let’s Talk Race team $55,000.
The library’s Let’s Talk Race team, has received national recognition for its efforts to create civic engagement, build community connections and engage in courageous conversations. Established in 2016, the team consists of diverse staff members who have received training to lead discussions on race, bias, inclusivity and equality.
Richland Library continues to be at the forefront to keep residents talking, listening and learning more about themselves and others.
Plan your next visit to one of our locations as we host author events, book groups and discussions or checkout resources that encourage honest dialogue on injustices, anti-racism and diversity.
- Join the reply audience by watching Author Talk: The Personal Librarian and Let’s Talk Race: A Conversation with Jodie Patterson on our YouTube channel
- Let’s Talk About Race Activity and the Let’s Talk Race & Justice Playlist will help guide conversations with your peers as well as your families and friends.
- Learn and grow by immersing yourself in book lists and recommendations which highlight LGBTQ+ authors and topics.
For questions, please contact Kimberlei Davis at 803-351-5616 or [email protected]
About Dominion Energy
About 7 million customers in 15 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to safely providing reliable, affordable and sustainable energy and to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050. Please visit DominionEnergy.com to learn more.
About the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
Through the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed more than $58 million in 2020 to community causes. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education, and encourage community vitality. For more information about the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, visit DominionEnergy.com/Foundation.
About Richland Library
Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 13 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.