History of Richmond’s Civil War monuments to be discussed Sept. 25
9/22/2017, 8:16 p.m.
Stephanie Arduini and Chris Graham, director of education and special curator, respectively, of the American Civil War Museum, will speak on “Anticipating Another Charlottesville? History of the Civil War Monuments in Richmond,” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2712 2nd Ave.
The Highland Park church is hosting a free series of community conversations in response to the recent violence in Charlottesville.
The series, “Northside Call to Action,” is designed to better understand Richmond’s polarizing history and to serve as a spark for transformative change, organizers stated.
Other topics in the series:
• “Healing Ourselves, Healing Our World: White Privilege and Accountability in Social Justice,” featuring Dr. Archana Pathak, assistant professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4.
• 3rd District Richmond School Board Candidate Forum, with candidates Dorian Daniels, Kenya Gibson, Joann Henry, Cindy Menz-Erb and Kevin Starlings, 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12; reception with light refreshments at 5:30 p.m.
• “Uprooting Racism in Systemic Poverty: Do You Know How It Started?” featuring the Rev. Ben Campbell, founder and former pastoral director of Richmond Hill, and John V. Moeser, retired senior fellow at the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement at the University of Richmond, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6.
• “Faith in Action: What Can We Do Today?” featuring Kim Bobo, executive director of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7.
Details: St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, (804) 329-4599 or www.stelizcc.org.