Jonathan Zur, executive director of Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, was named one of thirty finalists in the Richmond Times Dispatch's "Person of the Year." The sold-out event recognized individuals for their contributions in building a stronger Greater Richmond. The newspaper management invited readers to nominate people "whose achievements help define why the capital region is an interesting, dynamic and great place to live, work and play."
The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities fights prejudices by conducting intensive workshops and seminars with school systems and other community partners. Race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation include a sampling of the issues addressed in VCIC's work. So far this year, VCIC has reached over 20,000 people.
Diversity Richmond has funded VCIC three times, with the most recent grant to support a stop-bullying project in Henrico County Schools.
Pictured at the awards luncheon is Diversity Richmond's Bill Harrison, Zur, and VCIC state board member, Charlie Boyd.