The Williamsburg Regional Library and William & Mary’s Lemon Project: A Journey of Reconciliation are hosting a virtual lectures series about race and local history.
The events are free and are aimed toward college students and the community.
The Lemon Project asked the library to join Lemon’s Legacies Porch talk virtual series for the 2020-2021 school year, according to the library’s news release.
“We think this is a great opportunity to build community across the town-gown divide,” said WRL Adult Services Director Melissa Simpson, in a prepared statement. “Our users have expressed interest in building their capacity to thoughtfully engage race, racism, and the history of anti-blackness in our country and in our community—and this series is one way we can help them do that.”
The lectures series starts on Sept. 22 and the fall part of the series ends on Oct. 27.
Here’s the fall schedule:
- Discussion of the Lemon Project’s Report of the First Eight Years. You can register for the event here.
- Talk features Angela King from the center and will discuss Virginia’s environmental issues “through the lens” of race and historical injustices. You can register for the event here.
- This lecture will discuss slavery, Jim Crow and modern day society has “socially and economically” disadvantaged African-Americans. You can register for the event here.
All the lectures are on Zoom and attendees must register in advance. Fore more information or to register, visit the Lemon Project’s calendar here or the Williamsburg Regional Library’s event calendar here.
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