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Communities in Power is hosting virtual panel discussion entitled Racism and Housing Practices. A nonprofit organization based in Hampton Roads, Communities in Power is dedicated to exposing the legacy of descriminatory housing practices that continue to affect the local population.

The event will be moderated by the organization’s vice president Cortney Howard and will include local area experts Dr. Colita Fairfax and Dr. Cassandra L. Newby-Alexander, both from Norfolk State University, and Alex Fella of the Urban Renewal Center. Newby-Alexander is also a former member of Virginia Humanities’ Board of Directors.  

Racism and Housing Practices Virtual Panel Discussion is free and open to the public. Audience members are invited to join the conversation by asking questions in the Q&A that follows the formal discussion. Questions can be emailed ahead of time or asked live, during the event.

This event is supported in part by a grant from 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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