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February 2019

$10

Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion

February 14 @ 10:00 am - December 1 @ 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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September 2019

$45 – $75

Open University (Lifelong Learning)

September 26 @ 9:45 am - November 14 @ 2:25 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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October 2019

Free

“New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond”

October 17 @ 9:00 am - December 7 @ 5:00 pm

Recent estimates place the number of foreign-born Virginians at just under one million, or about one in every eight people in the state. The composite portrait of Virginia is becoming more complex, challenging an older, simpler understanding of what it means to be a Virginian. Whether our roots in the state go back ten thousand years, ten generations, or ten weeks, we must create the future of the commonwealth together. “New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond” explores the historical and continuous…

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November 2019

Free

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

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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). November 13’s screening is “Welcome to Shelbyville,” with discussion led by VCU Globe’s Barbara Ingber. “Becoming American” is designed…

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Free

Community Thanksgiving Feast

November 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

A free Thanksgiving meal event for all within the Greater Richmond Metropolitan Area.

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Free

The Giving Heart Community Thanksgiving Feast

November 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join us for a free meal on Thanksgiving Day. Food, distributions and resources will be available. Resource openings are now available.

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December 2019

Free

RVA Table Talk: Access to Education

December 3 @ 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 MLK Jr. Middle School. Our food sponsor is Big Herm’s Kitchen. Altria Group is…

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Free

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

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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). December 11’s screening is “The New Americans,” with discussion led by VCU Globe’s Christina Marino. Becoming American is designed…

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February 2020

Free

RVA Table Talk: Access to Resources

February 5, 2020 @ 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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April 2020

Free

RVA Table Talk: Access to Health

April 2, 2020 @ 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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