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VCU Libraries will host “Gabriel’s Conspiracy: Exploring the Richmond Slave Rebellion of 1800″ on Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. in the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Ave.
Every Friday, starting today, February 22nd, from 6:30-8:30pm, at the East District Family Resource Center (2405 Jefferson Avenue, Richmond VA), there will be a free, public class on African American Studies.
Here is the class schedule and speakers:
February 22: “Saltwater Fish in a Freshwater Society: Re-imagining Black Love And African (American) Possibility,” Prof. Adisa Ajamu, Atunwa Collective Community Development Think Tank
March 1: “Colorism in the Black Community,” Prof. Morgan Maxwell, VCU
March 8: “Revisiting the Isis Papers and the Psychology of White Supremacy,” Dr. Francis Cress-Welsing, The Isis Papers
March 15: “Negroes with Guns: Why African Americans Must Exercise their Right to Bear Arms,” Rev. Kenn Blanchard, Blanchard Media Group
March 22: “The House I Live In— Documentary Film on the Prison Industrial Complex,” Mr. Jesse Frierson, African American Lecture Series
March 29: “Being Silent When She Should Be Screaming: The Strong Black Woman Phenomena,” Dr. Jasmine Abrams, VCU
April 5: “Post Enslavement Systemic Trauma,” Dr. Kevin Washington, Center for Optimal Life
April 12: “A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X,” Dr. Jared Ball, Morgan State University
April 19: “How Black Men in The Streets Adapt to Structural Violence,” Dr. Yasser Payne, University of Delaware
On Wednesday February 6th, from 12-1pm, at the VCU Medical Center Main Hospital, 1st Floor Learning Center (1200 East Marshall Street Richmond, VA 23298), there will be a brown-bag lunch seminary titled “Real Women Can Have a Prostate: Real Men Can Have A Cervix:…
On February 23, from 11:30am-2pm, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228) will host a Honeybee Sanctuary Fundraiser to benefit Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary in Floyd, Virginia. Gunther Hauk will be speaking on the solution to the decline of the honeybee population.
The cost of the event is $40, which includes a buffet lunch. You can purchase tickets through the title link.
On March 13th and 14th, The School of Professional and Continuing Studies and the Center for Leadership in Education at the University of Richmond are collaborating and cohosting a conference with the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education. The conference is titled “Looking Back, Moving Forward: A Conference on Race, Class, Oppurtunity, and School Boundaries in the Richmond Region”. From the event description:
“Forty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a lower court order to consolidate the school systems of Richmond City, Henrico and Chesterfield counties, a decision that continues to impact regional educational opportunities. Today, thousands of local children attend racially and economically isolated schools at a time when diverse learning environments are more crucial than ever.”
The event is free and open to the public, but registration through the above link is required. Meetings will be hosted at the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University. You can see the schedule and locations here