LORA M. ROBINS SPEAKER SERIES

What's in a story? Can stories empower and influence communities?  

At the core, people use stories to understand the world and our place in it. But stories do more than describe the way things are. When advocacy and authenticity are incorporated, those stories challenge systemic inequities and create social change. If we want to transform society, WE MUST share new narratives that recognize and celebrate the value of ALL people.

Join us for a two-part series with nationally-known thought leaders sharing their experiences and perspectives on the power of narratives to create social change.

Finding Your Activism and Turning the Political into Personal
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
The Leslie Cheek Theater at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Angie Thomas
Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller 
"The Hate U Give"
*Tickets will be available at the door

Change the Narrative
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Conference Center Gallery at Reynolds Parham Campus

Michael McAfee
President and CEO of PolicyLink

All sessions are 8:30 - 11:00am
Tickets: $50 per session
Student tickets: $25 per session (must be enrolled full-time)

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BOARD LEADERS ROUNDTABLE: TREASURER SERIES
The Community Foundation and Leadership Metro Richmond have partnered to bring you Board Leaders Roundtable: Treasurers Series. These 3-part roundtable series are designed for nonprofit leaders to gain knowledge, learn best practices and network with peers. Board officers of local nonprofit organizations are able to receive training tailored to their specific elected positions.

DATES/TIMES:
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Thursday, May 23, 2019
*All sessions at 8:30AM - 10:00AM

LOCATION: The Community Foundation
3409 W. Moore Street
Richmond, VA 23230

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WOMAN SPEAK YOUR TRUTH

Creating safe spaces that require trust, invite vulnerability and foster relationships among this region's community leaders is part of the LMR mission.  On the first Thursday of every month, LMR in partnership with Rita Ricks (LMR '89) will host a small group of female alumni for authentic conversation around both their challenges and their hopes for the future.  We must be comfortable speaking our truth and be comfortable with some disagreement.  It's how we grow and make a difference.

LMR ALUMNI ONLY

DATE: First Thursday of the month
TIME: 6:00 - 8:00PM
LOCATION: 9211 Forest Hill Avenue

Contact pbradby@lmronline.org to register

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GROWING UP IN CIVIL RIGHTS RICHMOND: A COMMUNITY REMEMBERS

Growing Up in Civil Rights Richmond: A Community Remembers, a new exhibition organized by University of Richmond Museums, pairs oral histories with photographic portraits of 30 Richmond residents whose lives were altered by their experiences as children and youth during the civil rights movement. The following seven LMR alumni volunteered to share their stories and will be featured in this exhibit:
- Paige Lanier Chargois (LMR '98)
- Reginald Gordon (LMR '02)
- Robert J. Grey, Jr. (LMR '81)
- Renee Fleming Mills (LMR '95)
- Myra Goodman Smith (LMR '06)
- Loretta Tillman (LMR '99)
- Daisy E. Weaver (LMR '95)

The exhibition showcases vibrant, large-scale portraits created by Richmond-based visual journalist Brian Palmer. Portraits are accompanied by excerpts from interviews conducted by Laura Browder (LMR '02), UR's Tyler and Alice Haynes professor of American Studies, as she spoke with participants about their personal experiences.

Growing Up in Civil Rights Richmond will run January 18 to May 10. Both the exhibit and reception are free of charge. No registration required.

DATE: Wednesday, January 18 to Friday, May 10, 2019
TIME: Sunday through Friday, 1-5pm (Closed Saturdays)
LOCATION: Harnett Museum of Art
Modlin Center for the Arts
28 Westhampton Way

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LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST WITH LMR AND LEAD VA

Join Richmond Fed President Tom Barkin and Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard in a community listening session—part of a special series being held across the U.S. The Federal Reserve is reviewing the strategies, tools and communications practices it uses to promote its mandate of maximum employment and price stability.

This is a special event for the alumni of Lead Virginia and Leadership Metro Richmond. Spots are limited and available on a first come, first served basis; advance registration is required to attend.

LMR ALUMNI ONLY

DATE: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
TIME: 8:00AM - 10:00AM
LOCATION: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
701 East Byrd Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Contact pbradby@lmronline.org to register

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OFF THE CUFF: RICHMOND SLAVE TRAIL

2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first slave ship to the shores of Virginia. From the 1830s through the Civil War, Richmond was the largest American slave-trading hub outside of New Orleans. The Richmond Slave Trail was created in 2011 to chronicle the history of the trade of enslaved Africans from Africa to Virginia until 1775, and away from Virginia to other locations in the Americas until 1865. Join us on a walking tour led by Richmond Slave Trail Commission Chair, Delegate Delores L. McQuinn (LMR '01) to three major sites of the trail: Lumpkin's Jail, the Reconciliation Statue, and the Negro Burial Ground. Learn not only about the history of this area, but also about the forthcoming improvements planned for the trail.

LMR ALUMNI ONLY

DATE: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
TIME: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
MEETING LOCATION:
Corner of 17th & Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23223

Contact pbradby@lmronline.org to register