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Slave Auction Block Vigil: Honoring the Ancestors

Beloved Community Cville is hosting an online “Slave Auction Block Vigil: Honoring the Ancestors” that will be live streamed from the Historic Court Square in downtown Charlottesville. Community members (Prof. …

February 28, 2021 | 2:30PM | Online
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Expanded Access to History

The Honorable Gary M. Clemens, clerk of the circuit court, and Eric Larson, historic records manager of the clerk of the circuit court historic records division will discuss the preparation, …

February 22, 2021 | 6:30PM | Online
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Through his daughters’ eyes

The Coastal Virginia chapter of the American Red Cross is hosting a quarterly series of 1-hour virtual community education programs to increase awareness of blood diversity challenges and health disparities …

February 25, 2021 | 2:30PM | Zoom
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Phil Wiggins on Uncovered: From the Vault

On Tuesday, February 23 Phil Wiggins will be joining us on our next installment of Uncovered: From the Vault of the Virginia Folklife Program. We’ll be chatting with Phil after …

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February 23, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM | Streaming on Facebook and Zoom
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We Stand for Justice: Proclamation and Exhibit

This virtual program will include a salute to thirty-six African American activists from Newport News, followed by a reading of a proclamation of appreciation to African Americans in Newport News …

February 28, 2021 | Online
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An Evening with Jacqueline Woodson

In partnership with the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library’s Same Page community-wide reading series, acclaimed author Jacqueline Woodson will discuss her work, including Red at the Bone, as well as her National …

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March 16, 2021 | 7PM – 7:45PM | VIRTUAL
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Environmental Injustice: Reckoning with American Waste

Nonfiction writers Kerri Arsenault (Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains), Anna Clark (The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy), and Catherine Coleman Flowers (Waste: One Woman’s Fight …

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March 20, 2021 | 7PM – 8PM | VIRTUAL
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Acts of Exclusion: A Conversation with Tiffany Jana

Artist, author, and consultant Tiffany Jana (Subtle Acts of Exclusion: How to Understand, Identify, and Stop Microaggressions) discusses their work and newest book, a practical handbook that helps individuals and …

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March 15, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM | VIRTUAL
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NBF Presents: The Work of Fiction

Three 2020 honorees for the National Book Award for Fiction Rumaan Alam (Leave the World Behind, Finalist), Megha Majumdar (A Burning, Longlist), and Deesha Philyaw (The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, Finalist) discuss their books and fiction’s place in contemporary American culture, with Randy Winston.

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March 13, 2021 | 7PM – 8PM | VIRTUAL
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Reading Under the Influence: Music, History & Race

Regina Bradley (Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of Hip-Hop South), Adam Gussow (Whose Blues? Facing Up to Race and the Future of Music), and Claudrena Harold (When Sunday Comes: Gospel Music in the Soul and Hip-Hop Eras) discuss the ways that music, history, and race intersect in the creation of American identity, with a focus on blues, southern hip-hop, and late-century gospel music.

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March 15, 2021 | 7PM – 8PM | VIRTUAL
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