Published February 10, 2015
VFH Board Member Emma Violand Sanchez

VFH Board Member Emma Violand Sanchez is a passionate advocate for the exploration of the multiple identities that shape Virginia, and that shape us as individuals.

Encouraged to join the board by fellow member Bob Brink, Emma is excited to continue work with David Bearinger. Their collaboration examines the changing face of Virginia, and the influence of the Latin community on the past, present, and future of the commonwealth. From Bolivia herself, Emma is invested in showing the various histories present in Virginia.

Recently, she sat down with Elliot Majerczyk in our radio studio, and shared her thoughts on how learning about our identity helps us understand the contributions we can make.

The humanities bring together these different disciplines that help us understand who we are not just as humans and as individuals, but also shows us what type of contribution we can make.

For me the humanities are a way of looking at the world, of studying, of analyzing, reflecting, and at the same time fostering change.

About Emma Violand Sanchez

Emma Violand Sanchez is a former Arlington, VA school teacher of thirty-one years, and currently serves as the vice chair of their school board. Emma is also an adjunct faculty at Georgetown University.

VFH is proud to have her as a member of our Board of Directors.

Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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