Controversy/History in The New Year

The Valentine’s free “Controversy/History” series continues on January 8, from 6 to 8 p.m., with a discussion on race and labor in Richmond.

“Controversy/History” will begin with a tour of the 1812 Wickham House, the Valentine’s on-site historic home, to learn more about Richmond’s history as a city built and maintained by enslaved labor.

Next, expert speakers, including Dr. Ravi Perry of VCU, will discuss the evolution of labor in the region and what issues related to race and workforce prep we face today. Kelli S. Lemon will then moderate a Q&A with the speakers for the evening. In addition, Dialectix founder Matthew Freeman will facilitate group discussion.

The Valentine’s free “Controversy/History” series aligns event topics with The Capital Region Collaborative priority areas.

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