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April 2019

Free

Interfaith Community Conversation: Civil Dialogue

April 25 @ 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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The Riverkeepers: The Cherokees, Their Neighbors, and the Rivers that Made America

April 30 @ 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 @ 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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HomeAid Northern Virginia Housing Forum

May 9 @ 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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June 2019

Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Museum Trip with Facilitated Dialogue”

June 26

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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 5:45 pm - October 29 @ 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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