Richmond in 3D partnered with Vancouver Playback theatre to use innovative forms of engagement to support community-based dialogue and action on diversity, anti-racism and immigrant settlement issues of concern to Richmond residents.
The project involved Richmond’s high schools, community groups, service organizations and workplaces, engaging a broad diversity of ages, cultures, faiths, and more.
Richmond in 3D workshops and events were tailored to meet the needs of the participants; a playback theatre experience and small group dialogue form the foundation. Participants shared life experiences and expertise in safe, respectful and creative ways, building such skills as deep listening, open communication, and collaborative problem-solving. Participants build mutual trust, gain insights on their challenges and breakthroughs, identify goals of importance to them, and explore effective actions to achieve their goals. In this way, Richmond in 3D workshops and events foster leadership and the creation of harmonious multicultural communities, schools and workplaces.
Richmond in 3D is dedicated to creating positive, sustainable social change. One way it is achieving this is by leading the creation of a Richmond Playback Theatre troupe. Members were drawn from Richmond residents and schools to create Richmond in 3D: The Legacy Project.
This project is made possible through funding from the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.