September Events, 2018:
Continuing through Sept. 9: The Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University will host a series of free, public programs this summer to coincide with its inaugural exhibition “Declaration,” on view June 13-September 9, 2018. VCU News article here.
Sept. 5, 2018: Freedom from a Founding Father: The Life of Ona Judge and Her Escape From the Washingtons. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History, Rutgers University, will discuss her book, Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge, as part of VCU's Humanities Research Center fall speaker series, at VCU's Institute of Contemporary Art, 601 W. Broad Street. The event is from 5:00-8:00pm and admission is free by ticket available at https://icavcu.org/lectures/lecture-dunbar/ For more information, contact Michael Means at email@example.com, (804) 828-4729 or visit https://humanitiescenter.vcu.edu/.
Sept. 7, 2018: VCU Equity and Access Services presents: Latest Developments in Title IX Compliance with Peter Lake, 2:15 - 3:45pm at the University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom B. Peter F. Lake is professor of law and director of the Center of Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law in DeLand, Florida. Please register here. The session will also be live-streamed with captions and will available to view on the Equity and Access Services website. For additional information: firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-1347. View Flyer.
Sept.14, 2018: As classrooms become increasingly more diverse, it is important for faculty to facilitate an environment of inclusion. This can be challenging when the educational and political climate are fraught with frustration and tension that can spill over into the classroom. Faculty are in a unique position to model civil discourse, facilitate difficult dialogues, and create spaces where diversity of thought is encouraged. Strategies for Making Your Classroom a Brave Space for Difficult Discussions is hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence and facilitated by Dr. Erin Burke Brown of VCU ASPiRE, noon to 1pm at the Academic Learning Commons, 1000 Floyd Ave., Room 4100. RSVP here.
Sept. 17, 2018: Language Into Music: The Latin Beats, 1:00-2:00pm at the University Student Commons, SGA Senate Room Chambers. How do language and culture inspire Latin music? Join Antonio Garcia, Jazz Director at VCU, to explore Afro-Cuban, New Orleans, and Brasilian music to uncover clave, streetbeat, partido alto, and more. For information contact Anita A. Nadal, Assistant Professor at the School of World Studies: (804) 828-8947 and/or email@example.com.
Sept. 17, 2018: Author and associate director of the VCU Humanities Research Center, Brooke N. Newman, Ph.D., discusses her book, A Dark Inheritance: Blood, Race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica, at 4 p.m. in room 250, James Branch Cabell Library, 901 Park Avenue. This event, sponsored by the Humanities Research Center and VCU Libraries, is free and open to the public. Newman recently discussed her new book, published by Yale University Press, with VCU News. Interview article here.
Sept. 19, 2018: Recovery Ally Training. The Wellness Resource Center invites faculty and staff to Recovery Ally Program, a training session designed to help participants better support students and loved ones in recovery. Registration is required. For location and other information, contact Thomas Bannard at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 366-8027.
Sept. 21, 2018: Stress Management, from Health Disparities Roundtable, a free space where co-workers, students, and community friends meet for health equity, offers tools for stress management from 12-1pm at the VCU Larrick Student Center, Jackson Ward Conference Room. Lunch is provided. *This event is rescheduled from 9/14/18. RSVP here.
Sept. 21, 2018: From 1990 to 2010, the American South had the fastest growing Latino populations in the United States. Richmond, Virginia along with other southern localities is undergoing a dramatic demographic and cultural shifts. Learn about why Latinos came to this small city and the impact the Latino community has had on Richmond with Guest speaker is Wanda Hernandez, former curator of Nuestras Historias at the Valentine Museum. This event is from 1:00-2:00pm at the University Student Commons, Commonwealth A. For information contact Anita A. Nadal, assistant professor at the School of World Studies: (804) 828-8947 and/or email@example.com.
Sept. 24, 2018: Film screening of Sin Nombre, 5:30-7:30pm at the Academic Learning Commons, Room 1107. The movie screening will be followed by a brief discussion facilitated by Professor Anita Nadal from VCU School of World Studies, and Thad Fortney, Faculty in the Department of Focused Inquiry. Refreshments will be available prior to the film screening. Event flyer here.
Sept. 25, 2018: Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, author and Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward will discuss Truth, Freedom of Expression, Democracy and the Age of the American Presidency at the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Avenue, from 6:00-7:30pm as part of the fall speaker series presented by VCU's Humanities Research Center, Office of the President, and the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture. Admission is free. For more information, contact Michael Means at firstname.lastname@example.org, (804) 828-4729 or visit https://humanitiescenter.vcu.edu/.
Sept. 27, 2018: Real Life Film Series: Clínica de Migrantes, 5-7pm at Larrick Student Center, Court End Ballroom. This event, includes buffet-style dinner and discussion with speaker Mark Ryan, M.D, examining real people in the middle of the immigration debate and, if the United States can continue withholding basic necessities from an estimated 11 million undocumented residents. The series, sponsored by VCU Libraries, is free and open to all. Register here. For special accommodations or to register offline contact Thelma Mack, research and education coordinator: email@example.com and/or (804) 828-0017.