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December 2018

Live Audio Description of The Nutcracker

December 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Virginia Voice will provide Live Audio Description for the visually impaired at the Richmond Ballet classic, The Nutcracker, on December 21st at 6pm.

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January 2019

$45 – $75

Open University (Lifelong Learning)

January 14, 2019 @ 9:45 am - March 4, 2019 @ 1:20 pm

Lifelong Learning, through The Shepherd’s Center’s Open University (OU), offers opportunities for intellectual challenge and social interaction. Eight-week terms in the fall, winter, and spring feature well-qualified instructors in foreign languages, literature, history, political science, art, music, philosophy, Feldenkrais and yoga. Many of our instructors are retired from area colleges and universities. OU is one of the best bargains for quality lifelong learning in the area. The $40 member rate covers all 8 weeks of classes. Membership is only $25…

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Virginia Inclusion Summit

January 25, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Virginia Inclusion Summit, presented by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, will bring together higher education students and administrators, workplace professionals, and government employees for a day of learning, sharing, and connecting. The program will include dynamic keynote speakers and interactive breakout sessions, along with opportunities to network across sectors. Attendees will be able to participate in tracks in their peer group and have opportunities to work across cohorts to come up with innovative solutions to challenges they face.…

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Free

WRIR Hosts: Women In Audio workshop & open house

January 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

FREE workshop! Women are rocking at WRIR, Richmond Independent Radio! Come and meet WRIR’s volunteers who are station audio engineers, show hosts and producers, board operators and technicians. You’ll rotate through hands-on workshops covering journalism, video, audio editing, field recording, live sound engineering. When: Saturday, January 26th, 10 am – 3:00 pm Where: WRIR-LP 97.3 FM, 1621 B West Broad Street, upstairs. Richmond, VA 23220 Who: Women, non-conforming folks About WRIR FM: WRIR LP 97.3 FM, a nonprofit, listener-supported radio…

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February 2019

$8.00

Talk: Masking Traditions of the Congo

February 1, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Dr. Manuel Jordán, a specialist on the Chokwe-Lunda cluster of peoples, will discuss masking traditions from the Democratic Republic of Congo. This lecture is inspired by the special exhibition Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa.

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Generation Dream 2019

February 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Talented young performers–musicians, singers, dancers and spoken word artists–honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and speak out for peace, nonviolence and social justice.

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Free

RVA Table Talk: Refugee Resettlement

February 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

he RVA Table Talk series creates opportunities for community members to engage in challenging conversations about diversity and inclusion. Each session focuses on a specific topic, and participants have the opportunity to share stories, perspectives, and ideas regarding issues facing the community. This RVA Table Talk will focus on the topic of Refugee Resettlement, partnered with Church World Service Richmond and ReEstablish Richmond. Community Idea Stations will be presenting audio content as part of their podcast on refugees. The program…

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Free

Generation Dream 2019

February 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Talented young performers–musicians, singers, dancers and spoken word artists–honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and speak out for peace, nonviolence and social justice.

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$10

Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion

February 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - December 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Following Monumental: Richmond’s Monuments (1607-2018), the Valentine is hosting Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion. The Storefront for Community Design and the mObstudiO at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts invited teams of planners, architects, designers, artists and individuals to participate in a national design competition to conceptually re-imagine Monument Avenue and contribute to the ongoing dialogue about race, memory, the urban landscape and public art. The finalists are featured in this one-of-a-kind exhibition at the Valentine. Visit www.monumentavenuegdgd.com for…

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Free

Virginia Independent Schools Diversity Career Fair

February 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

February 16, 2019 10am -1pm at the Children’s Museum of Richmond. This a free event for faculty and administrative candidates interested in employment in Virginia’s independent schools. Pre-registration strongly encouraged

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African American Read-In

February 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Literature and fine art come together in African American Read-In at VMFA. See and hear notable figures from the greater Richmond community as they lend their voices in prose and poetry readings throughout the galleries. This year’s readers include Mayor Levar Stoney and VMFA Board of Trustees President Dr. Monroe Harris Jr. In this powerful display of storytelling, experience evocative and poignant pairings of works by African American artists and authors.

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Free

Generation Dream 2019

February 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Talented young performers–musicians, singers, dancers and spoken word artists–honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and speak out for peace, nonviolence and social justice.

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Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Supporting Immigrants in the Workplace”

February 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

As the demographics of our region continue to change, workplaces have an opportunity and responsibility to connect with growing immigrant communities. Through this interactive workshop, participants will explore local demographic trends, while also considering best practices when working with immigrant populations. Attendees will leave with practical strategies that can be utilized by organizations and individual employees to support immigrants in the workplace. Session to be facilitated by Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Staff.

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March 2019

Rita Nakashima Brock on Moral Injury and Soul Repair

March 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Moral Injury and Recovery Like love, Moral Injury is both universal and infinitely diverse; the suffering it names comes from broken ties of love for self and others. It results from the anger, mistrust, shame, and disillusionment that accompany the collapse of our core moral foundations under the weight of harm or evil that cannot be integrated into our identity. The harm may come from authorities or people we trusted; it can also come from actions or failures of our…

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April 2019

Free

Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience

April 2, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

“Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience” is a public program featuring documentary film screenings and moderated discussions designed to encourage an informed dialogue around immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history. Hosted in Richmond at the Library of Virginia with discussions led by staff from VCU Globe (Virginia Commonwealth University’s Global Education Office), this is the first of three spring evening events, with three more scheduled for the fall. April 2’s screening…

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Free

WEINSTEIN AUTHOR SERIES: KHIZR KHAN An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice

April 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Charlottesville-based author Khizr Khan joins us as part of the 2019 Carole Weinstein Author Series to discuss his book “An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice,” the story of one family’s pursuit of the American dream. The Muslim American Gold Star father and captivating speaker electrified viewers around the world when he took the stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention and offered to lend Donald Trump his own much-read and dog-eared pocket Constitution. In this timeless immigrant…

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$50

VSAE Seminar Series with Breakfast

April 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Enjoy a delicious breakfast while learning about the “Foundation of Diversity & Inclusion,” presented by Charm Bullard, Director of Programs at Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. Then take a deeper dive into why organizations should be committed to diversity and inclusion, in Bullard’s seminar “Unconscious Bias – Making the Unconscious Conscious.” Take advantage of this opportunity to self-reflect on your own foundation of diversity and inclusion, explore ways that all employees benefit from an inclusive workplace, and learn approaches organizations…

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Free

Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience

April 9, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

“Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience” is a public program featuring documentary film screenings and moderated discussions designed to encourage an informed dialogue around immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history. Hosted in Richmond at the Library of Virginia with discussions led by staff from VCU Globe (Virginia Commonwealth University’s Global Education Office), this is the second of three spring evening events with three more scheduled for the fall. April 9’s film…

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Free

Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience

April 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

“Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience” is a public program featuring documentary film screenings and moderated discussions designed to encourage an informed dialogue around immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history. Hosted in Richmond at the Library of Virginia with discussions led by staff from VCU Globe (Virginia Commonwealth University’s Global Education Office), this is the third of three spring evening events, with three more scheduled for the fall. April 16’s film…

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Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Facilitating Tough Conversations”

April 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Employees are increasingly calling on their workplaces to provide opportunities to grapple with difficult current events. When carefully crafted and facilitated, these dialogues have the potential to improve morale, engagement, and productivity. This workshop will help participants consider when and how to hold constructive conversations around potentially controversial topics. Session to be facilitated by Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities.

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Free

Interfaith Community Conversation: Civil Dialogue

April 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us as we meet regularly to build community and grow in understanding together through consistently practicing the skills of civil dialogue. Please register by April 22, 2019 at interfaithcivildialogue2.eventbrite.com. What is “civil dialogue”? It is authentic dialogue where genuine understanding can take place. It is thinking together through words, with no hidden agenda or goal of conversion to one point of view or another. The goal is not agreement, but for participants to bring their full authentic self while…

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Free

The Riverkeepers: The Cherokees, Their Neighbors, and the Rivers that Made America

April 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Virginia Humanities Research Fellow Greg Smithers, a professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University, for a talk on his research for a project entitled “The Riverkeepers: The Cherokees, Their Neighbors, and the Rivers that Made America.” The book is a biography of aquatic places that Cherokee people and their indigenous neighbors believed were filled with spirits and ghosts, human and animal life, and forces that brought (and bring) the land to life. Ranging from pre-contact indigenous history through the…

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May 2019

Free

The Saving Grace of Spring Rolls: A Story of Food, Place, and Family

May 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Virginia Humanities Research Fellow Kim O’Connell, an independent scholar from Arlington, for a talk on her research using her own story of mixed-race heritage—half-Caucasian, half-Vietnamese—to explore Vietnamese immigrants and refugees who came to Virginia in the wake of the Vietnam War. Her work is for a forthcoming book that shares a title with this talk. Connecting food and culture, spring rolls are used as a symbol throughout O’Connell’s work to represent determination, heritage, and healing. She has already found…

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FREE

HomeAid Northern Virginia Housing Forum

May 9, 2019 @ 9:15 am - 2:00 pm

THEME: LEADING WITH RACIAL EQUITY: DATA AND BEYOND Keynote Experts from the Center for Social Innovation The HomeAid Northern Virginia Housing Forum has become Northern Virginia’s most unique and valuable opportunity to meet shelter partners, share best practices, and gather take-aways from community leaders in the field. Case managers, program managers, and executive decision-makers will benefit from an agenda which will focus on Leading with Racial Equity: Data and Beyond

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Free

Autism Speaks Adult Services Town Hall

May 11, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

This Town Hall will focus on the services and resources available to teens and adults on the autism spectrum in the Richmond, VA area. The goal of this town hall is to learn about the growing population of teens and adults with autism, to discuss the full range of services for teens and adults with autism and to empower the participants in the areas of transition, employment, housing options, and community life events, so they can initiate and be active…

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Free

Girls For A Change 2019 Black Girl Showcase

May 18, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Girls For A Change presents the 2019 annual showcase which celebrates and presents projects developed by this year’s Girl Action Teams with a focus on social justice, challenges in the girls’ communities, and designing and implementing creative solutions. The event will be emceed by Coach Nickey, who has been working with the middle and high school girls throughout the year, and features special guest, Douriean Fletcher, jewelry designer for the Oscar-winning film, Black Panther. Ms. Fletcher will be sharing her…

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June 2019

Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Museum Trip with Facilitated Dialogue”

June 26, 2019

To deepen the learning and networking that takes place through the Workplace Inclusion Network, the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities will convene a special bus trip to an out-of-town museum in the coming year. VCIC staff will facilitate a conversation among WIN members on the bus to and from the museum, and participants will have the opportunity to learn together in a different setting.

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August 2019

Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Women In Leadership Navigating the Workplace”

August 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Women in Leadership are often faced with challenges that their male counterparts may not experience. During this session participants will consider how women in leadership roles in business and other sectors leverage their skills and abilities to attain and maintain success in today’s complicated workplace. Session to be facilitated by Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Staff.

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October 2019

Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Age & Generations in the Workplace”

October 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Research shows that there are five different generations present in the workforce. What does that mean when we think about how employees communicate or our understanding of work ethic? This session will examine ways for organizations to include age as a part of their inclusion strategy and ways to maximize efforts and potential across varying generations. Session to be facilitated by Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Staff.

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Various table levels

54th Annual Richmond Humanitarian Awards Dinner

October 28, 2019 @ 5:45 pm - October 29, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

Since 1963, the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities has presented Humanitarian Awards annually to one or more persons. The Humanitarian Awards Dinners honor individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the promotion of respect and understanding among people of diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. On occasion, local corporations or organizations are also recognized with the Distinguished Merit Citation Award for their efforts in making Virginia’s communities more inclusive. In addition to honoring outstanding community members, the Humanitarian Awards Dinners…

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