Featured Events

Book Clubs, Richmond Public Library

Starting September 1

Beginning  September 1, Richmond Public Library will distribute copies of Rising to groups in the community that will form book clubs to discuss the book.  Contact cyberlibrarian@richmondgov.com for more information.

Climate Emergency! Now What?

A series of events on Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 4 - 8:30 pm in Cabell 303

These events will be a great way to learn about (and consider joining!) local advocacy groups and build ideas for new activism. All events are free and open to everyone. Questions? Feel free to contact Dr. Beth Kreydatus, eakreydatus@vcu.edu or Dr. Bill Muth, wrmuth@vcu.edu. Special thanks go to the co-sponsors, VCU's School of World Studies in the College of Humanities and Sciences, and the VCU Libraries.

A Gathering of Students for Climate Justice: 7-8:30 pm

Network with students from Sunrise, the Ecological Justice Initiative, and the Virginia Student Environmental Coalition.

Charles City Residents Local Grassroots Activism 6:30 – 7:00 pm

Check out this video of their work!

VCU Office of Sustainability Projects 6:15-6:30

For students, faculty, and staff to undertake and support sustainable practices and policies.

VCU and the City of Richmond Take Action 5:00 – 6:15 pm

Discussion of the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; Richmond’s Declaration of a Climate Emergency; Climate Change and Public Health; and VCU’s Commitment to Sustainability. Panelists will include Daniel Albreht-Mallinger, Environmental Science Educator; Meredith Weiss, Vice-President of Administration; Michael Donnenberg, Senior Associate Dean for Research on the Medical Campu; and Richmond Councilperson Katherine Jordan.

The Art of Climate Justice 4:00 – 4:50 pm

With vibrant eco-artists from VCU faculty and students, as well as celebrated artists from the community and around the State, organized by Barry O'Keefe (VCUArts) and Jessica Sims (Appalachian Voices/ARTivism Virginia).

Black Space Matters, a video series collaboration between the Institute for Contemporary Art and Duron Chavis

The Common Book Program is co-sponsoring a viewing of this video series, which features Duron Chavis' work dealing with the importance of black spaces--particularly in Richmond--and sustainability at the intersection of food justice, social justice, arts, and resiliency. The series is filmed at the ICA’s Resiliency Garden. The series will launch in late fall 2021 or early spring 2022.

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