Panel Conversation on White Fragility
- Monday, March 2 | 7:00 pm
- First Baptist Church, 2709 Monument Ave
The Rev. Dr. Jim Somerville, Pastor at First Baptist Church, and David Bailey, founder of Arrabon, a non-profit focusing on racial reconciliation, are co-hosting a panel discussion that will center around Robin DiAngelo’s book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. It is not necessary to have read it prior to this community discussion, which is free and open to the public. The Pledge to End Racism will have a table at the event. Learn more.
Cleanup Day at East End Cemetery
- Saturday, March 14 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
As part of a series of events sponsored by the Koinonia School of Race and Justice entitled Unearthing Buried Stories: Memory, activism, commemoration & the African American experience, Richmond Hill is sponsoring a Cemetery Restoration volunteer day at East End Cemetery. We will begin and end our day at Richmond Hill, giving time and space to process the work of cemetery restoration.
Richmond Black Restaurant Experience
- March 1-8, 2020
- Various Downtown Restaurants
The Richmond Black Restaurant Experience is a celebratory week dedicated to supporting Richmond’s black-owned restaurants, caterers, food truck/cart operators, etc. and promoting the Richmond region's growing culinary tourism scene. It aims to counter economic disparity within Minority-Owned businesses with fun and interactive solutions that engage, excite, and ignite a deeper understanding and love of Richmond food culture. Like and follow on Facebook or learn more about this year's participating restaurants on their website.
The Paradox Of Liberty: Slavery At Jefferson’s Monticello
- January 18 - April 18
- Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia
BHMVA is proud to partner with Monticello as part of the national tour of The Paradox of Liberty: Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello. The exhibition will inform visitors about the specifics of slavery – a subject too often avoided or given superficial attention – to initiate and facilitate conversations about the history of slavery and racial attitudes in Richmond, Virginia and across the nation. Learn more.