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February 2020

Free

RVA Table Talk: Access to Resources

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

The 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. More information about this session can be found on the registration site closer to the date of the event. Our location host will be Weinstein Jewish Community Center. Our food sponsor is Big Herm’s Kitchen. Altria Group is…

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Free

A Conversation about Freedom Riders

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free and open to the public, this small-group discussion series encourages informed conversations around complex topics affecting Virginia. On the second Wednesday of each month, the Library will screen a segment from a documentary film, followed by a round-table conversation with input from a moderator and historical expert from the Library. Attendees are encouraged to share their perspectives with the group. February 12’s event features a screening from “Freedom Riders” and conversations around nonviolent activism during the struggle for racial…

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March 2020

Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Microaggressions 201”

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Session #2: Many organizations have provided training on microaggressions for their employees with great success. Once employees are aware of microaggressions, they are not always clear on what they can do to reduce the impact of the aggressions in the workplace. This session will build on introductory content shared in 2018 and will provide practical tips and approaches that employees and employers can implement to create microaggression-free workplaces. Through the Workplace Inclusion Network (WIN), the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities…

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April 2020

Free

RVA Table Talk: Access to Health

April 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The 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. More information about this session can be found on the registration site closer to the date of the event. Our location host will be Richmond Memorial Health Foundation. Our food sponsor is Big Herm’s Kitchen. Altria Group is…

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July 2020

Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Day Trip to Robert Russa Moton Museum”

July 8

Session #3: Farmville, Virginia’s former Robert Russa Moton High School, now a National Historic Landmark and museum, is the student birthplace of America’s Civil Rights Revolution. Dreamed by 16-year-old Barbara Johns, the 1951 Moton Student Strike produced three-fourths of the plaintiffs in Brown v. Board of Education (1954), the landmark Supreme Court decision desegregating U.S. schools. From 1959 to 1964, Prince Edward County closed their public schools to avoid integration. The Supreme Court in Griffin v. Prince Edward (1964) ordered…

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September 2020

Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Creating an Upstander Culture”

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Session #4: As demographics in the workplace become more diverse, more organizations are considering how an upstander culture can help employees from different backgrounds work effectively together. In this workshop, participants will explore the concept and best practices of an upstander culture to eliminate bias and prejudice in the workplace. Attendees will leave with increased knowledge about the skills and an action plan to speak up and speak out. Through the Workplace Inclusion Network (WIN), the Virginia Center for Inclusive…

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December 2020

Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Understanding Trans Identities in the Workplace”

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Session #5: Transgender people often have difficulty being fully out and authentic in their lives due to bigotry and prejudice. This workshop will explore how prejudice impacts the trans community and ways to create a work environment in which everyone feels they belong and can be productive. Participants will walk away with tools to have thoughtful and informed dialogue in addressing and responding to transgender-biased language and behavior at work. Through the Workplace Inclusion Network (WIN), the Virginia Center for…

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