Co-Sponsored Events

Fundamentals of Race and Racism

October 18, 2021

the egyptian building at v.c.u. circa the year 1845
Egyptian Building at VCU ca.1845

Panelists will share their stories and experiences, reflecting on how race and racism have been foundational to the institution of medicine and how structural racism impacts health and healthcare. This event is part of the History and Health: Racial Equity Series.


The Day the Klan Came to Town: A Comic Book Retelling of Community Resistance

November 4, 2021

The Day the Klan Came to Town: A Comic Book Retelling of Community Resistance; panel signing with author bill campbell and illustrator Bizhan Khodabandeh

Author Bill Campbell and artist Bizhan Khodabandeh discuss their work on the acclaimed new graphic novel, "The Day the Klan Came to Town," a fictionalized retelling of a community’s resistance to a violent 1923 march of thousands of Ku Klux Klan members in Carnegie, Pa. This event is co-sponsored with VCU Libraries.


Race, Space and Power in Richmond, VA

November 15, 2021

The Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike cleaves through the heart of Jackson Ward in richmond virginia
(Source: Library of Virginia)

Panelists will explore health disparities in Richmond; their historical roots in Black political disenfranchisement and racial segregation; and ways that we might improve our city's health by building more equitable neighborhoods. This event is part of the History and Health: Racial Equity Series.