We love finding new ways to connect the Richmond community with the refugees who live right here among us, and what better crowd than folks and families gathered to promote peace, understanding, welcome, and diversity?

ReEstablish Richmond was honored to be among the vendors at the 13th annual Richmond Peace Festival on Sunday, October 1. The recurring theme of the festival is “Peace Begins at Home.” This year’s event was held at St. Joseph’s Villa, at the corner of Parham and Brook Roads, a welcoming venue with plenty of room to grow.

Under sunny skies and within earshot of the cultural, musical arts happening onstage, our volunteers and staff shared the ReR story of connecting refugees to vital resources in the community in order to promote self-sufficiency. We introduced ourselves to new friends and greeted familiar faces, too. Attendees of all ages were invited to pause and color a peace magnet at our coloring table.

We hope you’ll join us at the Richmond Peace Festival next year – it’s fun, and family-friendly, and FREE! ReEstablish Richmond is already dreaming of ways to introduce our refugee friends to this event in the future.