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Martin Luther King III will headline MLK Celebration Week at VCU

January 17, 2018

Human rights advocate, community activist and political leader Martin Luther King III will provide keynote remarks Jan. 17 as part of Virginia Commonwealth University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week.

King’s keynote, which will be held at 7 p.m. in the University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom, will be moderated by Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney. The event is free and open to the public. Guests can RSVP at go.vcu.edu/mlk3keynote. Read the VCU News Article.

School of Education: Race, Ethnicity and Education Teach-In, March 2018

March 12, 2018

The Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the VCU School of Education is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual SOE Race, Ethnicity and Education Teach-In, March 12-16, 2018.

During this week, instructors of courses offered by the School of Education will address topics of race and ethnicity in relation to course content.

For objectives, guidelines and other information contact Serra De Arment at: dearmentst@vcu.edu and/or Adai Tefera at: aatefera@vcu.edu.  You can view the flyer here: SOE Race Ethnicity and Education Teach-In 2018.

Faith and Science Walking Hand-in-Hand with Dr. Christine Darden

November 17, 2017

The College of Humanities and Sciences and the American Chemical Society's Virginia section present an evening with Christine Darden, Ph.D., an aeronautical engineer and one of the NASA "colored" human computers portrayed in the book "Hidden Figures" by Margot Shetterly, at Fifth Baptist Church, 1415 W. Cary Street at 5:00pm, November 17th at 5:00pm.  This event will raise funds in support of a STEM Student Summit on Nov. 18.  Registration and ticket purchase are required, and seating is limited.  For more information, contact Charlene Crawley at cdcrawle@vcu.edu or visit http://virginia.sites.acs.org/activities.htm.

President’s Forum brings VCU together for critical conversations on monuments, political divide

November 13, 2017

Along with the rest of the country, Richmond and Virginia are wrestling with difficult issues that have no easy solutions. On Tuesday, November 7th, Virginia Commonwealth University convened a forum of faculty, students, staff, alumni and community members to discuss how to navigate these challenging problems, including how to govern in an era of deep partisan divides, and how cities like Richmond should approach their Confederate monuments.  Read the entire VCU news article.

VCU professor & Inclusive Excellence fellow, Anita Nadal, helps prepare immigrants to become naturalized citizens

November 9, 2017

At the Virginia Historical Society, VCU spanish professor and fellow with the Division for Inclusive Excellence, Anita Nadal, and VCU students, help prepare Richmond area residents prepare to take the test required to become naturalized U.S. citizens.  Read the full article.

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