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February 2019

Free

Generation Dream 2019

February 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Talented young performers–musicians, singers, dancers and spoken word artists–honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and speak out for peace, nonviolence and social justice.

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Free

Virginia Independent Schools Diversity Career Fair

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

February 16, 2019 10am -1pm at the Children’s Museum of Richmond. This a free event for faculty and administrative candidates interested in employment in Virginia’s independent schools. Pre-registration strongly encouraged

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African American Read-In

February 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Literature and fine art come together in African American Read-In at VMFA. See and hear notable figures from the greater Richmond community as they lend their voices in prose and poetry readings throughout the galleries. This year’s readers include Mayor Levar Stoney and VMFA Board of Trustees President Dr. Monroe Harris Jr. In this powerful display of storytelling, experience evocative and poignant pairings of works by African American artists and authors.

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Free

Generation Dream 2019

February 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Talented young performers–musicians, singers, dancers and spoken word artists–honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and speak out for peace, nonviolence and social justice.

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Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Supporting Immigrants in the Workplace”

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

As the demographics of our region continue to change, workplaces have an opportunity and responsibility to connect with growing immigrant communities. Through this interactive workshop, participants will explore local demographic trends, while also considering best practices when working with immigrant populations. Attendees will leave with practical strategies that can be utilized by organizations and individual employees to support immigrants in the workplace. Session to be facilitated by Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Staff.

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March 2019

Rita Nakashima Brock on Moral Injury and Soul Repair

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Moral Injury and Recovery Like love, Moral Injury is both universal and infinitely diverse; the suffering it names comes from broken ties of love for self and others. It results from the anger, mistrust, shame, and disillusionment that accompany the collapse of our core moral foundations under the weight of harm or evil that cannot be integrated into our identity. The harm may come from authorities or people we trusted; it can also come from actions or failures of our…

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April 2019

Free

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

April 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 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), this is the first of three spring evening events, with three more scheduled for the fall. April 2’s screening…

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Free

WEINSTEIN AUTHOR SERIES: KHIZR KHAN An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice

April 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Charlottesville-based author Khizr Khan joins us as part of the 2019 Carole Weinstein Author Series to discuss his book “An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice,” the story of one family’s pursuit of the American dream. The Muslim American Gold Star father and captivating speaker electrified viewers around the world when he took the stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention and offered to lend Donald Trump his own much-read and dog-eared pocket Constitution. In this timeless immigrant…

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$50

VSAE Seminar Series with Breakfast

April 5 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Enjoy a delicious breakfast while learning about the “Foundation of Diversity & Inclusion,” presented by Charm Bullard, Director of Programs at Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. Then take a deeper dive into why organizations should be committed to diversity and inclusion, in Bullard’s seminar “Unconscious Bias – Making the Unconscious Conscious.” Take advantage of this opportunity to self-reflect on your own foundation of diversity and inclusion, explore ways that all employees benefit from an inclusive workplace, and learn approaches organizations…

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Free

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

April 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 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), this is the second of three spring evening events with three more scheduled for the fall. April 9’s film…

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Free

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

April 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 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), this is the third of three spring evening events, with three more scheduled for the fall. April 16’s film…

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Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Facilitating Tough Conversations”

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Employees are increasingly calling on their workplaces to provide opportunities to grapple with difficult current events. When carefully crafted and facilitated, these dialogues have the potential to improve morale, engagement, and productivity. This workshop will help participants consider when and how to hold constructive conversations around potentially controversial topics. Session to be facilitated by Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities.

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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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Free

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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FREE

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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Free

Autism Speaks Adult Services Town Hall

May 11 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

This Town Hall will focus on the services and resources available to teens and adults on the autism spectrum in the Richmond, VA area. The goal of this town hall is to learn about the growing population of teens and adults with autism, to discuss the full range of services for teens and adults with autism and to empower the participants in the areas of transition, employment, housing options, and community life events, so they can initiate and be active…

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Free

Girls For A Change 2019 Black Girl Showcase

May 18 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Girls For A Change presents the 2019 annual showcase which celebrates and presents projects developed by this year’s Girl Action Teams with a focus on social justice, challenges in the girls’ communities, and designing and implementing creative solutions. The event will be emceed by Coach Nickey, who has been working with the middle and high school girls throughout the year, and features special guest, Douriean Fletcher, jewelry designer for the Oscar-winning film, Black Panther. Ms. Fletcher will be sharing her…

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FREE

Voices From The Other: A panel discussion on Mental Health

May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the hosts of the radio program Black Minds Matter will lead a panel discussion with people in our community who live with an invisible illness. WRIR volunteers will record the panel discussion and air the program on WRIR 97.3 FM at a later date. This event is free and open to the public. You are invited to be a part of the panel discussion. If you live with a mental illness, work in…

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Free

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

May 21

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

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

May 28

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

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 @ 6:00 pm - June 13 @ 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 @ 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

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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September 2019

Free

Enhancing Cultural Responsiveness to Latin@ Survivors of Family and Sexual

September 19 @ 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 @ 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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October 2019

Free

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

October 3 @ 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 @ 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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