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The Library of Virginia hosts an ongoing series of conversations around complex topics affecting Virginia. As the archival repository for our state, the Library has a historical and data-driven perspective to bring to these topics as well as a desire to promote a safe and neutral space in which these conversations can be fostered.

On the second Wednesday of each month, the Library will screen a segment from a documentary film, followed by a round-table conversation with input from a moderator and historical expert from the Library. Attendees are encouraged to share their perspectives with the group. Location will be primarily in the Library; however, we look forward to exploring other partnering spaces as well. To continue the discussions beyond the Meetup program, the Library will create print and online resource guides.

For more information, contact your Meetup host or Emma Ito at emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3726.

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A Conversation about the Freedom Riders and Nonviolent Activism

Free and open to the public, this small-group discussion series encourages informed conversations around complex topics affecting Virginia. On the second Wednesday of each month, the Library will screen a segment from a documentary film, followed by a round-table conversation with input from a moderator and historical expert from the Library. Attendees are encouraged to share their perspectives with the group. February 12’s event features a screening from the movie "Freedom Riders" and conversations around nonviolent activism during the struggle for racial justice. For more information, contact Emma Ito at [masked] or[masked]

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A Conversation about Monuments

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