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Celebrate 5 years of Us Giving Richmond Connections

$875 raised

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YOU help UGRC make Connections!

One true test of an organization’s commitment to their community is staying power. Us Giving Richmond Connections (UGRC), the nonprofit that hosts the annual Black Pride RVA festival weekend, is proud to celebrate 5 years of fostering healthy connections with Black LGBTQ communities through education, power building and social engagement.

UGRC formed in the summer of 2016 by a group of dedicated Black LGBTQ leaders who saw the need for centering the voice, needs and experiences of Black LGBTQ community. We officially launched on September 23rd, 2016 with a press release to our community.

Since our formation, we have hosted 4 successful event weekends, launched Third Thursday social events, and partnered with local community partners like Nationz Foundation, Diversity Richmond, VA Pride and Side by Side to foster connections in our community. We are especially proud of hosting our annual weekend virtually during the 2020 pandemic.

We are excited to celebrate this milestone together as we mark this moment in time and look forward to continuing the work to foster healthy connections with Black LGBTQ communities.