Open Forum with the Race and Racism at the University of Richmond Project


Join the Race & Racism at the University of Richmond Project on Wednesday, January 18 from 4-5:30 PM in Jepson Hall Room 109 in an Open Forum to discuss the project’s partnership with Free Egunfemi, founder of Untold RVA. Untold RVA’s pod marker project seeks to connect individuals with sites of self-determined history throughout the city, honoring Richmond’s abolitionists, women’s rights activists, creative change agents, and more. The Race & Racism Project’s partnership with Untold RVA seeks to bring the pod marker project to our campus in order to make the history of resistance and change more visible and spark continued conversation and action for an equitable and inclusive community.

This Open Forum seeks to begin a conversation about campus history and current events to create pod markers that will be visible to all members of the UR community and visitors. No knowledge of UR history is necessary to attend, as the forum seeks to gain feedback and create a dialogue about who, what, and how commemoration will work. We will also speak about opportunities for collaboration with Untold RVA via independent studies and summer fellowships as the Richmond-centered project expands.

Making the Invisible Visible: Activating Black History Through Digital Storytelling

Please join us Thursday, October 6, from 3-4:30pm, at VCU’s Cabell Library for a panel connecting digital humanities projects and black history collections. Speakers from Umbra: Search African American History, VCU Library’s Mapping the Second KKK Project, and the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab and Race & Racism Project will connect library and archive work in black collections to digital projects from students, faculty, and community members.  This panel will be moderated by Kelley Libby of the WVTF/Radio IQ/Finding America’s UnMonumental radio series. Refreshments will be provided!  

For more details and to RSVP for this excellent event, see here.