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May 2019

Free

Call for Proposals- 13th Annual HIGHER Ground Women’s Leadership Conference

May 28, 2019

This year, as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of The VCU Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, we seek to build upon the success of our work by reflecting on the leadership of individuals, organizations, and communities over the past 20 years and anticipating their leadership needs for the next 20 years. This year’s conference theme “Building Bridges Together: Past, Present, and Future” invites us to explore how historical and contemporary experiences provide us with opportunities for new leadership insights for…

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June 2019

Free

Call for Proposals- 13th Annual HIGHER Ground Women’s Leadership Conference

June 4, 2019

This year, as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of The VCU Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, we seek to build upon the success of our work by reflecting on the leadership of individuals, organizations, and communities over the past 20 years and anticipating their leadership needs for the next 20 years. This year’s conference theme “Building Bridges Together: Past, Present, and Future” invites us to explore how historical and contemporary experiences provide us with opportunities for new leadership insights for…

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Free

Pride At Work

June 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - June 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Join us for the second LGBTQ Career Week including workshops, roundtable discussions, a job fair, and networking event. Learn how to navigate the workplace as an LGBTQ person and connect you with affirming and equality-minded employers. Cohosted by the Richmond LGBTQ Chamber and Diversity Richmond. Full schedule of events >> http://richmondlgbtqchamber.org/careerweek 6/10, 6-8PM Wear Your Truth: Professional Attire for Gender Expression 6/10, 6-8PM Interview & Resume Workshop 6/11, 6-7:30PM Out At Work Roundtable Discussion 6/12, 10AM-2PM Central Virginia LGBTQ Job…

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Free

WRIR 97.3 FM Presents Local Voices Live

June 22, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

A summer series at the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU. WRIR volunteer talk show hosts will lead four panel discussion on important issues affecting Richmond and its region. The panels are on four Saturdays in June and July: June 22, June 29, July 13, and July 20. Confirmed panel hosts are Whitney Whiting (host of End of the Line), Taneasha White and Brooke Taylor (hosts of Critiques for the Culture), Melissa Vaughn (co-host of Municipal Mania).

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Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Museum Trip with Facilitated Dialogue”

June 26, 2019

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, 2019 @ 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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September 2019

Free

Enhancing Cultural Responsiveness to Latin@ Survivors of Family and Sexual

September 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

FREE Training: Enhancing Cultural Responsiveness to Latin@ Survivors of Family and Sexual Registration is now open for this training, to be held at the Varina Public Library in Henrico Virginia on November 1st, 2019 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. This free training will focus on domestic and sexual violence for Spanish-speaking survivors. Presenters and panelist will include representatives from Casa de Esperanza, Latinos in Virginia Empowerment Center, VCU SETI Program (Spanish English Translation Interpretation Certificate), as well as other…

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Free

Equitable Decision-Making & Community Engagement Training | For Nonprofits

September 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

DESIGNED FOR NONPROFIT, PHILANTHROPIC, HIGHER EDUCATION, AND GOVERNMENT LEADERS. Most organizations — from nonprofits to business — are trying to solve a problem. By listening to and engaging the people most affected by the problem, we believe organizations will find solutions to those problems more quickly. Virginia Community Voice offers organizational leaders a simple framework for how to equitably make decisions, and engage people directly impacted by community programs, investments, and policy-making. In these two-hour introductory trainings, participants will: Learn…

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$45 – $75

Open University (Lifelong Learning)

September 23, 2019 @ 9:45 am - November 11, 2019 @ 1:20 pm

Lifelong Learning, through The Shepherd’s Center’s Open University (OU), offers opportunities for intellectual challenge and social interaction. Three 8-week terms a year in the fall, winter, and spring, feature well-qualified instructors in foreign languages, literature, history, political science, art, music, philosophy, Feldenkrais and yoga. Our instructors include both active and retired professors from area universities, as well as local professionals and celebrities. OU is one of the best bargains for quality lifelong learning in the area. The $40 member rate…

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Free

Lunch and Life

September 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - October 16, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

Every Wednesday for 4 weeks, St. Mary Catholic Church, in partnership with The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond, presents Lunch and Life. A FREE Four-Week Lecture Series, open to the public, at the beginning of each Open University session. No Shepherd’s Center membership or Open University tuition required. Bring a sandwich. The church provides snacks, desserts and beverages. Wednesdays 12:00 Lunch & 12:30 Lecture

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$45 – $75

Open University (Lifelong Learning)

September 26, 2019 @ 9:45 am - November 14, 2019 @ 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

Equitable Decision-Making & Community Engagement Training | For Corporate & Philanthropy

October 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

DESIGNED FOR NONPROFIT, PHILANTHROPIC, HIGHER EDUCATION, AND GOVERNMENT LEADERS. Most organizations — from nonprofits to business — are trying to solve a problem. By listening to and engaging the people most affected by the problem, we believe organizations will find solutions to those problems more quickly. Virginia Community Voice offers organizational leaders a simple framework for how to equitably make decisions, and engage people directly impacted by community programs, investments, and policy-making. In these two-hour introductory trainings, participants will: Learn…

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A 2020 ‘view’ on Diversity

October 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Diversity is becoming increasingly present across all aspects of our lives. This workshop is all about learning, creating and sharing ideas. We invite you to join us and bring your thoughts and ideas about diveristy. We will have 4 panalist to discuss gender equality, age, race and workplace diversity. Diversity helps provide insight into the needs and motivations of all of your employees as well as client and customer base. Having a diverse environment can not only benefits your business,…

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Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Age & Generations in the Workplace”

October 16, 2019 @ 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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Free

Equitable Decision-Making & Community Engagement Training | For Higher Ed.

October 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

DESIGNED FOR NONPROFIT, PHILANTHROPIC, HIGHER EDUCATION, AND GOVERNMENT LEADERS. Most organizations — from nonprofits to business — are trying to solve a problem. By listening to and engaging the people most affected by the problem, we believe organizations will find solutions to those problems more quickly. Virginia Community Voice offers organizational leaders a simple framework for how to equitably make decisions, and engage people directly impacted by community programs, investments, and policy-making. In these two-hour introductory trainings, participants will: Learn…

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$15 – $20

Ascend and Lead: Women’s Empowerment Forum

October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Stories can inspire, validate, and empower. Hear the personal and professional stories of leaders from art, education, politics, business, and more in this thought-provoking and inspiring forum. The powerhouse lineup of speakers includes Karla Redditte of NBC12, Kristen Cavallo of The Martin Agency, Ting Xu of Evergreen Enterprises, Chief Lynette Allston of Virginia’s Nottoway tribe, and many others. An array of voices and perspectives address topics such as “The Struggle is Real,” “Challenging Stereotypes, Setting a New Standard,” and “Stories…

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Free

RVA Table Talk: Access to Housing

October 24, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Are you interested in learning more about housing access? What does it mean to experience homelessness? What agencies and organizations are working to help citizens access safe and affordable housing? What can community members do to be supportive? If these questions intrigue you and you are interested in learning more with other RVA community members, please join VCIC for the first 2019-2020 RVA Table Talk program on October 24. The RVA Table Talk series creates opportunities for community members to…

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Various table levels

57th Annual Richmond Humanitarian Awards Dinner

October 28, 2019 @ 5:45 pm - 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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Free

Equitable Decision-Making & Community Engagement Training | For Government

October 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

DESIGNED FOR NONPROFIT, PHILANTHROPIC, HIGHER EDUCATION, AND GOVERNMENT LEADERS. Most organizations — from nonprofits to business — are trying to solve a problem. By listening to and engaging the people most affected by the problem, we believe organizations will find solutions to those problems more quickly. Virginia Community Voice offers organizational leaders a simple framework for how to equitably make decisions, and engage people directly impacted by community programs, investments, and policy-making. In these two-hour introductory trainings, participants will: Learn…

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November 2019

Free

Community Thanksgiving Feast

November 28, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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MPLI Virtual Open House

December 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

The VCU Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute (GEHLI) will host our Minority Political Leadership Institute (MPLI) Virtual Open House on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm. Please use this link (https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvc-isqj8u9vT1zCLVo2rW1MhrafijQw) and register to hear firsthand experiences from program alumni, and learn how the program has affected them personally and professionally. During this interactive event, you will have an opportunity to learn about our program and ask questions of our guests. About the Program: The Minority…

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January 2020

Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Taboo Conversations at Work”

January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Session #1: In today’s highly-divisive social climate and hyperactive social media world, traditionally “taboo” topics such as race, religion, and politics are coming up more frequently in the workplace. When these crucial conversations are well-facilitated and occur with respect, we lessen the risk of negatively impacting employee morale, engagement, and productivity. During this session, participants will explore identity and build skills to talk about the hard stuff at work more effectively. Through the Workplace Inclusion Network (WIN), the Virginia Center…

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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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Free

POSTPONED: LATINOS IN VIRGINIA OPEN HOUSE

March 25 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Concern about the coronavirus (COVID-19) understandably grows with the number of confirmed cases across the country, and now in Virginia. Following the preventive measures taken by the state, our Open House will be postponed until further notice. Our priority is the health, wellness and safety of all members of the community and of those communities we proudly serve. Accurate, reliable information about COVID-19 can be found on the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) website. We will be in contact with…

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May 2020

Free

Asian Americans Documentary Virtual Screening

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Sacrifice, triumph, and hope – all revealed in the new PBS production, Asian Americans, a five-episode docuseries that chronicles the contributions and challenges of Asian Americans. VPM is hosting a free VIRTUAL SCREENING of Asian Americans with highlights from key stories throughout the series. After the screening, VPM will hold a Zoom panel discussion about the issues contained in Asian Americans. Our guest panelists are Ting-Yi Oei, author and Education Director with the 1882 Foundation; and John Yang, President and…

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$25

Asian American History IS U.S. History

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Often thought of as “forever foreigners,” Asian Americans in fact played key roles at pivotal moments in U.S. history. Asian American stories illuminate the history of inclusion and exclusion in America on issues like civil rights, immigration, and controversies over bilingual education. Providing information often ignored in mainstream U.S. history texts, this webinar is an ideal program for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

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