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Controversy/History 2018/2019

We are once again partnering with The Valentine for the Controversy/History speaker series. Each event is co-hosted by Director Bill Martin and Coffee with Strangers host Kelli Lemon, with expert speakers and a moderated, in-depth conversation among attendees

Below is a draft of the topics and dates of the events over the next few months.

  • Dec 4th, 2018 | 6-8 pm – James River: Commerce or Recreation?
    • Historic debate: The Port of Richmond
    • Contemporary debate: Industrial growth vs. recreational use
  • Jan 8th, 2019 | 6-8 pm – Workforce Preparation: Race & Labor
    • Historic debate: Enslaved labor and the building of Richmond
    • Contemporary debate: The skills gap, workforce prep and racial disparity
  • Feb 5th, 2019 | 6-8 pm – Healthy Community: Disease & Disparity
    • Historic debate: 1918 flu, racial disparities/access
    • Contemporary debate: HIV/AIDS, racial disparities/acess
  • April 2nd 2019 | 6-8 pm – A Tale of Two Cities: Richmond or RVA?


Check out the CRC Events Calendar for all events sponsored by the CRC, or
to see what else is happening in RVA, visit these community calendars:
RVA Dirt
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Visit Richmond