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Our America: The Reality Check 2021 The African American Vision of “Our America”

March 09, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Angela Hayes

Email: ahayes@vuu.edu

Our America: The Reality Check 2021

The African American Vision of “Our America”

Richmond, VA (March 12, 2021) — Virginia Union University (VUU) is hosting a virtual symposium event—Our America: Reality Check 2021-- on Friday, March 12 from 6pm to 7:30pm/ET. This virtual symposium, hosted by the Office of Government and Community Relations at VUU, will feature a panel of new generation Civil Rights activists, influencers and policy makers as they discuss the incomplete mandate of the Civil Rights Movement, Black Lives Matter, important policies and creating a culture of lasting change and progress.

“As we continue to fight for justice and equal rights for men and women of color, it is important that we offer safe and open environments for people to explore and articulate solutions to the current climate of social unrest and continued systemic racism,” said Natalie Andre, community engagement coordinator, VUU. “These conversations will allow a safe and open environment for attendees to ask questions, voice their opinions, and assist in developing solutions.”

Event panelists include:

Natalie Andre ‘18– VUU Community Engagement Coordinator/Activist

Cory Stuckey – Community Activist

Natasha Crosby—President, Richmond LGBTQ Chamber

De’Quan Love – Executive Director, NAACP, Virginia

Riqia Taylor – Human Rights Commission, Richmond

Bronxlyn—Musical Artist/Promoter

Kadeem Roberts ’13—City Council Member, City of Norwalk, CT

Event tickets are not required, but attendees must register to receive the access code and event link. Register here https://tinyurl.com/VUUOURAMERICA to attend.