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Unmasking: Race and Reality in Richmond Pt. 2

Part 2 in a 3 part series hosted by Richmond Magazine. 

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/co-chair, Mayor-Elect Stoney’s transition team
•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
•Joseph Papa, Equality Virginia
•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

Moderated by NBC12 anchor Karla Redditte. 


Earlier Event: January 12
Swansboro Civic Association Meeting
Later Event: January 16
5th District MLK Day of Service