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Reconstructed

Join the Fluvanna NAACP Branch on the last Saturday in February for a virtual discussion about the upcoming film Reconstructed:The Rebuilding of African American Communities Through Faith and Education. During …

February 26, 2022 | 7PM | Virtual
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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Mary Awkard Fairfax

Join us for the unveiling of a new exhibit honoring the life, work, and legacy of beloved Lucy F. Simms and Waterman Elementary school teacher and community leader Mary Awkard …

February 17, 2022 | 4PM – 5:30PM | Virtual
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South Hampton Roads In[HEIR]itance Project

The In[HEIR]itance Project is a national arts organization that helps unconnected neighbors navigate challenging civic conversations through collaborative theatre projects. Their work brings people together to listen, learn, and collaborate …

February 21, 2022 | 7PM – 8:30PM | Virginia Beach
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commUNITY: Making Equity Visible in the Health Care of African-Americans

This free, virtual conversation will focus on making equity visible in the health care of African-Americans. Participants will gain insight on the impact, marginalization, and lack of cultural sensitivity to …

February 23, 2022 | 12PM – 1:30PM | Virtual
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Reflection on a Legacy

You are invited to register for a free, virtual, experience, hosted by the Black History Initiative (BHI) on Saturday, February 12, 2022 from 9:00 AM-11:00 AM. BHI is a diverse …

February 12, 2022 | 9AM – 11AM | Virtual
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1872 Forward: Celebrating Virginia Tech

1872 Forward: Celebrating Virginia Tech is a 3-day celebration that will bring to life how the past shapes the present and leads the university into the future.  Over the course of the …

March 24–26, 2022 | Blacksburg
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Stamped from the Beginning

Join #1 New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds for a talk and Q&A session about the book, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, part of VBPL’s grant-funded community read program, …

February 18, 2022 | 6PM – 7PM | Virginia Beach, VA
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OTU: The Healing Quilt

The Tidewater African Cultural Alliance and Teens With a Purpose have been hard at work, and are excited to bring you OTU: the Healing Quilt on Sunday, January 23 at …

January 23, 2022 | 7PM | Online
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Exodus: Coastal Virginia

The In[HEIR]itance Project is a national arts organization that helps unconnected neighbors navigate challenging civic conversations through collaborative theatre projects. Using the unique history of Coastal Virginia and the inherited …

December 7–9, 2021 | Virginia Beach & Norfolk
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“Whatever is un-Virginian is Wrong!”: Richmond Confederate Artists and the Origins of the Lost Cause

Despite the Union Army’s victory over the South, allegiance and loyalty to the Confederate “Lost Cause” lived on for decades.This lasting mythology of the Confederacy challenges the old adage that, …

December 7, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM | Online
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Beyond “Mary Bowser”: Researching & Writing a Biography of Black Activism in 19th-Century Virginia

How do historians discover and interpret the experiences of 19th-century African American women and men when most of the documents preserved in the Library of Virginia and other archives reflect …

December 1, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM | Richmond, Virginia