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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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June 2020

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 2021-22 Visual Arts Fellowship

June 1 @ 12:00 am - November 6 @ 5:00 pm

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia. VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists and art history students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline and has awarded nearly $5.5 million to Virginia’s artists since the program’s creation 80 years ago. Awards are offered to: – Professional artists: $8000 – Full-time graduate students in the visual arts or art history: $6000 –…

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October 2020

Free

VIRTUAL BOOK TALK The Campaign for Woman Suffrage in Virginia

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment! Join us for a talk with the authors of The Campaign for Woman Suffrage in Virginia, a new book that explores the remarkable achievements of women who fought for the right to vote in the commonwealth. Brent Tarter, Marianne E. Julienne, and Barbara Batson—whose research unearthed new information and discovered women who have never before appeared in history books—are also the curators of the Library of Virginia’s exhibition We Demand: Women’s Suffrage…

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November 2020

$100

Nonprofit Learning: Grant Writing Series

November 2 @ 8:00 am - November 30 @ 1:00 pm

Community Foundation’s ever-popular grant writing learning series is meeting on Monday 11/2, 11/16, and 11/30, 9am-1pm. Price discount for 2020!

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$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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Admissions Program

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The New Community School is intentionally designed to cultivate the minds and transform the lives of middle and upper school students with dyslexia and related learning differences. Our educators, parents, and students will share details about our unique blend of: a customized college preparatory curriculum with small class sizes, intensive development of spelling, reading, writing, and math skills, academic and personal skills development to uncover strengths and passions, a supportive community with vibrant student life and electives programs. Please RSVP…

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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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