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Nov
30

CCE Brown Bag: Gender, Environment, and Social Justice: Activism and Community Organizations in Richmond

12:30 PM - 1:25 PM

Tyler Haynes Commons, Room 305
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Speakers: Ted Lewis, Executive Director, Side by Side

Queen Zakia Shabazz, Chief Executive Director, Founder, United Parents against Lead

Diana Vasquez, Employment Coordinator, Episcopal Community Services

Organized by Dr. Yetkin Borlu's SOC 302: Social Movements students*

Location: Tyler Haynes Commons, Room 305

The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) hosts weekly Brown Bag discussions, open to members of the campus and the community, from 12:30–1:25p.m. on most Fridays during the academic year. Each week, a speaker or small panel leads a presentation on a provocative social issue, then opens up the floor for discussion. Free pizza will be provided.

What drives the social change in the City of Richmond? What opportunities and challenges does Richmond present to community organizations? In this brownbag panel, we will hear from three different community organizations active in the City of Richmond.

Ted Lewis will share their efforts in organizing and supporting LGBTQ youth. Queen Zakia Shabazz will inform us about community efforts against lead poisoning in Richmond neighborhoods. Diana Vasquez will shed light on community efforts to alleviate employment challenges in the underserved neighborhoods of Richmond.

*Peter Bovenzi, Eric Buhle, Monte Cobb, Frankie-Lynne Conklin, Jacob Lamb, Isabelle OConnel, Haley Overlander, Kayla Saltzman, and Rachel Shuman