I’m excited that The Cheats Movement will play a small role in a groundbreaking three-part learning series called The Unmasking: Race & Reality in RVA. The series starts tonight at the Dogtown Dance Theater. All 3 parts are officially sold-out but you can still sign up for the wait list. Please see details about the series below or on Richmond Magazine’s website. A huge S/O to my friend Samantha Willis for really putting this plan to action. S/O to Richmond Magazine and all of the co-sponsors. #WESEEIT
Race is a central root of Richmond’s history, entwining everything from our art to infrastructure, education to economics. Now more than ever, it’s time to talk about it, frankly. Let’s take off our masks, get real and move our city forward. #unmaskingRVA
12.07.2016, 6 PM DINNER AND A FILM
We’ll meet each other and examine the role race plays in our everyday lives. Film presented by Afrikana Independent Film Festival and James Parrish, co-founder of Bijou Film Center. Hosted by Kelli Lemon.
01.12.2017, 6:30 PM THE BACKSTORY BREAKDOWN
Panel sessions led by historians, educators and community leaders sharing historical perspectives on race in Richmond, and why it’s still a divisive issue today. Moderated by NBC12 anchor Karla Redditte.
02.09.2017, 6:30 PM LEARNING IN ACTION
A workshop helps us identify and overcome Richmond’s generational racial trauma, plus a seminar on how to foster a more inclusive mindset, giving practical tools to become progressive change agents. Presented by Civitas Health Services and Yewande Austin of the Global Institute for Diversity and Change.