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February 2020

Free

“Unfinished Business”

February 24, 2020 @ 9:00 am - May 28, 2021 @ 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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November 2020

$25

Lora M. Robins Speaker Series Presents Hugh Vasquez

November 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 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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$74.00

14th Annual HIGHER Ground Women’s Leadership Conference

November 6 @ 11:45 am - 6:00 pm

The #AHGWLC2020 will be hosted virtually for the first time on Friday, November 6, 2020 and we are looking forward to connecting with an expanded online audience. Our theme, Not Waiting to Lead, will encourage us to explore how to break free of leadership models that undervalue women and embolden women to take the lead without needing to hold position, ask for permission, or wait for an invitation. We are excited to have Dr. K. Renee Horton, Space Launch System…

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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 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 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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