Gangsters of Capitalism: Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the Making and Breaking of America's Empire
September 9, 2022
The speaker for this event is Jonathan M. Katz, freelance journalist and author of "Gangsters of Capitalism: Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the Making and Breaking of America's Empire"
Intersections: Black and Indigenous Sound in the Early Atlantic World
October 15, 2022
"Intersections" focuses specifically on Black and Indigenous sound, music and auditory culture in the early Atlantic world.
Racially Charged: America's Misdemeanor Problem Film Screening and Discussion
February 27, 2023
The School of Education, the HRC and OMSA presents a film screening of “Racially Charged: America's Misdemeanor Problem," followed by an open dialogue hosted by Dr. Shawn Utsey, Professor, Department of Psychology.
Skepticism Around Clinical Trials
March 17, 2023
The History and Health: Equitable Access to Care Series is co-hosted by the Office of Health Equity and the Humanities Research Center.
Research in the Humanities in Poland and Collaboration Opportunities
April 13, 2023
The speaker for this event is Justyna Wierzchowska, Associate Professor
at the University of Warsaw, Poland
Innovation in Participation: Public Humanities and Social and Economic Sciences in Research with Dr. Rayvon Fouché and Dr. Matthew Gibson
April 18, 2023
The speakers for this event are Dr. Rayvon Fouché, director of NSF's Social and Economic Sciences Division, and Dr. Matthew Gibson, director of Virginia Humanities.
Mental Health Disparities in Marginalized Groups
April 21, 2023
The History and Health: Equitable Access to Care Series will host a panel discussing the clinical, political, historical and media contexts related to mental health.
Prior Academic Years
Fundamentals of Race and Racism [video]
Panelists shared 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 was part of the History and Health: Racial Equity Series.
The Day the Klan Came to Town: A Comic Book Retelling of Community Resistance [video]
Author Bill Campbell and artist Bizhan Khodabandeh discussed 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 was co-sponsored with VCU Libraries.
Race, Space and Power in Richmond, VA [video]
Panelists discussed 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 was part of the History and Health: Racial Equity Series.
Medical Research and the First Heart Transplant in the South [video]
Panelists examined the first transplant in the South in the historical context of racial inequality and segregation while also exploring the changes and advances in transplantation in the 21st century. This event was part of the History and Health: Racial Equity Series.
The Virginia Humanities Conference at VCU 2022
The Virginia Humanities Conference at VCU was an event that addressed the transformational possibilities at the intersection of arts and humanities, texts and data, and the digital and computational sciences. When looking for equitable solutions to our most critical social issues, humanities and the arts interact with collective data to lead to more just choices.
Coughing and Scoffing: Inequities in the Time of COVID-19 [video]
Panelists explored how the COVID-19 pandemic reflects and exacerbates longstanding structural, systematic racial inequities that determine individual and communities’ health and access to healthcare. This event was part of the History and Health: Racial Equity Series.