• Rebeca García-González

A Tour About Richmond's LGBTQI History

Updated: Apr 2, 2018



During their Richmond tour, a group of young students from a faith-based school in Houston visited Hilltop. This meeting was part of their social justice curriculum and covered the civil rights struggles and LGBTQI history in Richmond, as told by Richmond Rainbow Pride Board members César Zepeda, Brenda Williams, and Jamin Pursell. After César made arrangements for a location, they prepared a presentation for 30 bright students and their chaperones.


"It was pretty wonderful" said BK, who feels the opportunity to reach to younger generations and educate is more than worth the effort. She mentioned how the students asked good questions, stayed on topic, and were interested enough that "they didn't want to go" at the end of the talk.


Not too long after they embarked on their return trip, the CEO of AltruVistas expressed her heartfelt gratitude to RRP for "educating and inspiring" this group of young students. She hopes that "the seeds planted will impact the realities of many back in Houston." Altruvistas is a professional fellowship program that matches community grantees with tourism professionals to implement community development programs.

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