It goes down tonight! Cheats will be joining an amazing group of panelist for The Unmasking: Race & Reality in Richmond (Part 2). If you haven’t signed up or don’t have a ticket…to bad family. We’ll try to post pictures.

The Unmasking: Race & Reality in Richmond: A Three-Part Learning Series, Presented by Richmond magazine
Race is a central root of Richmond’s history, entwining into 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. A $5 donation will be accepted at the door.

01.12.17- 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. Panelists include:

•Gregg Kimball, historian, Library of Virginia
•Rev. Ben Campbell, Pastoral Director of Richmond Hill and author, “Richmond’s Unhealed History”
•Free Egunfemi, founder + CXO of Untold RVA, independent historical activist
•Thad Williamson, associate professor, University of Richmond/Mayor-Elect Stoney’s transition team director
•Kristen Green, author, “Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County”
•Enjoli Moon, creative director/founder, Afrikana Independent Film Festival
•Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom, sociologist/author, “Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy”
•John Moeser, senior fellow, University of Richmond
Marc Cheatham, creator/host of The Cheats Movement
•Dr. Lauranett Lee, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities board member and former curator of African-American history at the Virginia Historical Society
•Dr. Julian Hayter, historian/professor, University of Richmond
•Dr. Shawn Utsey, professor of psychology and interim chair of African-American studies at Virginia Commonwealth University
•Tasha Chambers, director, Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia
Moderated by NBC12 anchor Karla Redditte.

If you do have at ticket, be at the Dogtown Dance Theater (109 W 15th St, Richmond, Virginia 23224) at 6:30 PM for a wonderful event. See you there. #WESEEIT

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