Community Peacemaking Circles


Circle Meeting Dates

  • February 20 (Opening Circle)
  • March 19
  • April 16
  • May 21
  • June 18
  • August 20 (Final Circle)

Event time

6 pm - Check-in and Dinner
6:30 pm – Circle Conversations


Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 E. Freemason Street, Norfolk


Hampton Roads Community Foundation Partners with YWCA South Hampton Roads

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation, in partnership with YWCA South Hampton Roads, will bring Community Peacemaking Circles to Hampton Roads starting in February 2024.

Community Peacemaking Circles will bring the community together each month around truth-telling, reconciliation, and racial healing. This process will help to give voice to different perspectives and experiences.

Dinner will be provided for each session.

Those interested MUST attend the opening circle event in order to participate in any of the remaining sessions. To register, please visit:


Trained Facilitators

Viviana Fullwood (she/her) has been an educational entrepreneur since 1999. She founded her first tutoring business, A Plus Academics, with her degree in marketing/business management and her leadership skills. She uses her expansive knowledge when communicating with parents and local public and private schools. She assists the homeschool community with innovative ideas and provides expertise in personalized, meaningful tutoring. Viviana is the Director for the Hispanic Resource Center of Coastal Virginia, and a member of the advisory of the YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas, the Hampton Roads Community Foundation Racial Equity Advisory Council, and several Hampton Roads parent-teacher associations.

Manolita Akiko Holadia (she/her) is a civil litigation attorney with 30 years of experience in bench and jury trials in general district, circuit, and federal courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is the Chair of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation’s Racial Equity Advisory Council, past president and current board member of the Asian Business Association of Hampton Roads, past chair of the Virginia State Bar Bench/Bar Committee, and a former member of the NAACP Legal Redress Committee and the board of the Samaritan House. She was a panelist at the YWCA South Hampton Roads’ Inaugural Conference on Racial Equity and Social Transformation Conference.

Cierra Lewis (she/her) hails from New Jersey and is a graduate of Rowan University with a degree in journalism and a certificate in African-American Studies. Cierra has been with the YWCA of South Hampton Roads for about 1 1/2 years. She is a skilled communicator with a love of justice, culture, faith and tacos. She has a passion for uplifting communities and encouraging people.

Courtney Pierce (she/her) has spent over a decade serving survivors of violence as an advocate, community educator, and anti-violence consultant, facilitating victim/offender conferences and community healing circles. She serves as a faculty institute member for the Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance. She is a certified Mental Health First Aid instructor. In addition, she is a registered yoga teacher with a focus on trauma-informed practices.

Dr. Ricardo C. Randall (he/him) is a native of Portsmouth, Virginia. He received his Bachelor of Science in biology from Hampton University and became a double graduate from Old Dominion University, with a master's in educational administration and a doctorate in educational leadership. Dr. Randall worked in public schools for 32 years, serving as a teacher, assistant principal and principal. Dr. Randall currently serves as an assistant professor at Hampton University. His main responsibility is serving as the program coordinator of the Hampton University Online Ph.D. in Educational Management.

Tammy Vicry (she/her) is a passionate human resource director. She is committed to the ongoing struggle for equality, justice, and empowerment of women. Tammy is pioneering efforts in the battle against racism, transforming talent management and mitigating organizational risks through innovative people-centric approaches, cultivating inclusive culture, and implementing strategic solutions for sustainable organizational success.

Travis Young (he/him) is the co-founder and CEO of COUSIN, a social impact consultancy. For more than a decade, he has worked at the intersection of education, technology, and equity, co-conspiring with brands, institutions, nonprofits, and start-ups to solve complex social issues.