Brown Bag

Treating different things the same can generate as much inequality as treating the same things differently.

— Kimberlé Crenshaw

We have planned VIRTUAL BROWN BAGS. *Note new dates and times

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 @ 6:30 p.m.

Jessica Sapalio

Jessica Sapalio is an advocate for racial justice and criminal legal system reform. She is a founding member of the WJCC Coalition for Community Justice and one of the Social Justice Co-Chairs at the Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists. She also runs the Williamsburg Court Watch program and the Journey to Asylum Program. Prior to moving to Williamsburg, she lived in Australia and Northern Virginia and worked as Vice President at GMMB, a communications and marketing firm for social causes and liberal candidates, and for the American Red Cross Measles Initiative vaccination campaign in Africa and Asia. In her spare time, she tries to pass on her spirit of activism to her four kids and is a volunteer archaeologist on slavery-related historical sites.

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Friday, October 23, 2020 @ 6:30 p.m.

Lecturer on Election 2020
Dr. Lenneal Henderson

Election 2020: Where Are We, How Did We Get Here and What Happens Next? 

Dr. Henderson, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Eminent Scholar at Virginia State University in Petersburg, has written and performed one-man plays about Thurgood Marshall, A. Philip Randolph, Howard Thurman, Robert Weaver and W.E.B. DuBois throughout the nation, often as fundraising activities. He has worked in the U.S. Department of Energy, the Social Security Administration and the U.S. Department of State. He was also Chair of the Mayor’s Budget Commission for the District of Columbia and a Board Member of the National Civic League. He has Chaired the Boards of the Greater Baltimore Urban League and the Maryland Humanities Council and is currently on the Boards of Virginia Humanities and LifeNet Health, Inc.

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Monday, September 21, 2020 @ 6:30 p.m.

Race, Reconciliation and Rebirth: Future Terms and Conditions

Dr. Lenneal Henderson, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Eminent Scholar at Virginia State University in Petersburg, has written and performed one-man plays about Thurgood Marshall, A. Philip Randolph, Howard Thurman, Robert Weaver and W.E.B. DuBois throughout the nation, often as fundraising activities. He has worked in the U.S. Department of Energy, the Social Security Administration and the U.S. Department of State. He was also Chair of the Mayor’s Budget Commission for the District of Columbia and a Board Member of the National Civic League. He has Chaired the Boards of the Greater Baltimore Urban League and the Maryland Humanities Council and is currently on the Boards of Virginia Humanities and LifeNet Health, Inc.

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Brown Bags are typically held on the first Friday of each month at the Williamsburg Baptist Church on 227 Richmond Rd. We invite members and subscribers to bring their lunch and engage with a speaker(s) in a lively discussion on issues pertinent to the community, particularly around issues concerning race and racial understanding.

We have planned VIRTUAL BROWN BAGS to honor social distancing.

Please visit our Events page for upcoming programming.

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