Multiculturalism and the Growth of Our Region: What You Should Know and Why
Why are people of diverse cultures moving to the Richmond Region? What is the impact?
The entire “multicultural” (all non-Caucasion) population in Chesterfield County increased by 60,456 people from 2000-2010, a 65.88% percent increase. The African-American population increased by 23,217 (50.3%) and the Asian population by 4,140(67.3%). All other race populations increased by 12,469 (153.8%). The most significant increase was in the Hispanic population, which grew by 15,247(200.2%). These population shifts are reflected throughout the Metro Richmond area.
Using the Chesterfield County Multicultural Advisory Commission model, viewers will learn how to build a community that fosters and promotes inclusiveness for all citizens, by which there is a better understanding of the concerns, interests and needs of all citizens within the region. Viewers will also learn what is needed to disseminate information for resources such as healthcare access and economic development opportunities within culturally diverse communities; and the benefits of doing so.
R. McKenna Brown, PhD, Executive Director, Global Education Office, VCU
Lee Brazzell, Chair of the Chesterfield Multicultural Advisory Commission
Eric Lin, Secretary of the Governors’ Virginia Asian Advisory Board and Director of Public Affairs for the Asian American Cultural Society of Central Virginia
Jay Stegmaier, Chesterfield County Administrator
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The Community Idea Stations, in partnership with Leadership Metro Richmond, produces the Start the Conversation series and is hosted by Gene Lepley.