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February 2020

Free

“Unfinished Business”

February 24 @ 9:00 am - November 21 @ 5:00 pm

Despite ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, many people in the United States were denied the right to vote because of ethnicity, age, or other factors. Unfinished Business explores the continuing struggle to provide access to the vote, the most powerful tool of the people’s voice. View on the 2nd Floor of the Library during normal business hours.

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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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October 2020

$175.00

Brave New Girl Conference

October 3 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learning and growing with confidence through the adolescent years can be a challenge for girls given the tremendous developmental changes they face and the added external pressures they feel in a rapidly changing world. With evolving career opportunities, new ways of thinking about identity, an ever-diversifying population, real and perceived polarization in our communities, and the pressure of social media, knowing how to challenge and support our girls can feel overwhelming. You aren’t alone! Join Orchard House School as we…

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$50

Lora M. Robins Speaker Series Presents Tim Wise

October 13 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

The first session of this year’s series EQUITY: FROM CONCEPT TO ACTION Join us as we explore equity, what it means, how it affects us and most importantly, how we can implement practices that yield thriving communities. Community leaders have the desire and charge to increase opportunities for families and children, yet often efforts are dampened by systemic inequities based on race, gender and economic status. These are not issues of the past. This year the Lora M. Robins Speaker…

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November 2020

$50

Lora M. Robins Speaker Series Presents Hugh Vasquez

November 3 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

The second session of this year’s series EQUITY: FROM CONCEPT TO ACTION Join us as we explore equity, what it means, how it affects us and most importantly, how we can implement practices that yield thriving communities. Community leaders have the desire and charge to increase opportunities for families and children, yet often efforts are dampened by systemic inequities based on race, gender and economic status. These are not issues of the past. This year the Lora M. Robins Speaker…

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Virginia Inclusion Summit

November 16 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Virginia Inclusion Summit, presented by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, will bring together workplace professionals, government employees, and higher education students and administrators 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 conversations with their peer group and have opportunities to work across cohorts to come up with innovative solutions to challenges they face.…

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$50

Lora M. Robins Speaker Series presents Nikole Hannah-Jones

November 17 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

The final session of this year’s series EQUITY: FROM CONCEPT TO ACTION Join us as we explore equity, what it means, how it affects us and most importantly, how we can implement practices that yield thriving communities. Community leaders have the desire and charge to increase opportunities for families and children, yet often efforts are dampened by systemic inequities based on race, gender and economic status. These are not issues of the past. This year the Lora M. Robins Speaker…

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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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