Published September 25, 2020

This webinar, recorded September 25, 2020, is a conversation between two Virginia public servants: Senator Jennifer McClellan, a Democrat who is running for Governor in 2021, and Senator Jen A. Kiggans, a first-term Republican representing parts of Norfolk and Virginia Beach. They talk about how they forged their ideals, why they believe in politics as a strategy for change, how they understand women’s issues, and their dreams for a more equitable collective future. The conversation is moderated by Sarah McConnell, host and executive producer of our weekly radio show, With Good Reason.   

This is the second event in a short series of virtual conversations titled “To Dwell in Possibility: Virginia Women Remaking the World.” Thanks to the financial support of educator Dr. Melanie J. Biermann, the series will honor the legacy of Rosel Schewel, a political and civil rights activist from Lynchburg who was the longest-serving member of the board of Virginia Humanities.  

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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