This month, Eastern Virginia Medical School’s department of Art Therapy and Counseling will host an art-based workshop addressing the history of race and racial disparity in Hampton Roads. This daylong workshop includes a panel discussion featuring local historians, followed by community art making led by a local art therapist. Together, participants will form a creative response to history, examining present day needs and exploring future transformation.

This in-person event will take place at the East Suffolk Recreation Center. Lunch and art materials will be provided. Ages 14 and up are welcome, but minors need a parent or guardian’s signed permission. Face masks are required.

For more information or to register contact artthrpy@evms.edu.

This program was made possible 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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