Education: Segregation Then & Now

On Tuesday, Valentine Director Bill Martin and Coffee With Strangers RVA host Kelli S. Lemon will continue The Valentine’s free “Controversy/History” series that explores present-day issues facing the RVA community. The Valentine aligns each event’s topic with the The Capital Region Collaborative‘s priority areas by examining critical issues using modern data and encouraging concrete action steps that promote progress.

Kicking off at 6 p.m., this week’s event will focus on Richmond’s history of school segregation and massive resistance. Chris Duncombe, Senior Policy Analyst at the The Commonwealth Institute For Fiscal Analysis, will present data on access and outcomes in Richmond schools today. While Dr. Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University, will share research on the impact of re-segregation in the 21st century. As with all “Controversy/History” events at The Valentine, all attendees will receive a list of steps they can take to make a difference in the Richmond community.

The Valentine is located at 1015 E Clay St, Richmond, Virginia 23219. For more details, visit

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