The Unmasking: Race & Reality in Richmond (Part 2)

[REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED: Email catherinew [at] richmag [dot] com if you've registered but are unable to attend, or to be added to the waiting list.]

Richmond magazine presents the first of a three-part learning series, The Unmasking: Race & Reality in Richmond. We'll get to know each other over a meal,

with an introduction by Danita Roundtree Green of Coming to the Table's Richmond chapter. Then, we'll view a film presented by Afrikana Independent Film Festival and James Parrish, co-founder of Bijou Film Center. Small group discussions will follow. Hosted by Kelli Lemon.

A $5 donation will be accepted at the door.

The Unmasking: Race & Reality in Richmond: A Three-Part Learning Series, Presented by Richmond magazine
Race is a central root of Richmond's history, entwining into everything from our art to infrastructure, education to economics. Now, more than ever, it's time to talk about it, frankly. Let's take off our masks, get real and move our city forward.

12.7.16- Dinner & A Film: We'll meet each other and examine the role race plays in our everyday lives. Film presented by Afrikana Independent Film Festival and James Parrish, co-founder of Bijou Film Center. Hosted by Kelli Lemon, business manager at Mama J's, on-air personality at Radio One Richmond and host, Coffee With Strangers RVA. (NOW SOLD OUT)

01.12.17- The Backstory Breakdown: Panel sessions led by historians, educators and community leaders sharing historical perspectives on race in Richmond, and why it's still a divisive issue today. Panelists include:
•Gregg Kimball, historian, Library of Virginia
•Rev. Ben Campbell, Pastoral Director of Richmond Hill and author, “Richmond’s Unhealed History”
•Free Egunfemi, founder + CXO of Untold RVA, independent historical activist
•Thad Williamson, associate professor, University of Richmond/Mayor-Elect Stoney’s transition team director
•Kristen Green, author, “Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County”
•Enjoli Moon, creative director/founder, Afrikana Independent Film Festival
•Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom, sociologist/author, “Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy"
•John Moeser, senior fellow, University of Richmond
•Joseph Papa, Equality Virginia
•Marc Cheatham, creator/host of The Cheats Movement
•Dr. Lauranett Lee, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities board member and former curator of African-American history at the Virginia Historical Society
•Dr. Julian Hayter, historian/professor, University of Richmond
•Dr. Shawn Utsey, professor of psychology and interim chair of African-American studies at Virginia Commonwealth University
•Tasha Chambers, director, Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia
Moderated by NBC12 anchor Karla Redditte.
(NOW SOLD OUT)

02.09.17- Learning in Action: A workshop helps us identify and overcome Richmond's generational racial trauma, plus a seminar on how to foster a more inclusive mind-set, giving practical tools to become progressive change agents. Presented by Civitas Health Services and Yewande Austin of the Global Institue for Diversity and Change.

#unmaskingRVA

•Dogtown Dance Theatre
•Afrikana Independent Film Festival
•The Cheats Movement
•Radio IQ/UnMonumental
•Coming to the Table RVA
•Untold RVA
•Global Institute for Diversity and Change
•Civitas Health Services
•Equality Virginia
•Coffee with Strangers RVA
•Life in 10 Minutes
•First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond
•SURJ RVA (Showing Up for Racial Justice - Richmond)

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109 W 15th St, 23224
Richmond
12 January , Thursday 18:30

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