Brown Bag

Seeing race is not the problem. Refusing to care for the people we see is the problem. The fact that the meaning of race may evolve over time or lose much of its significance is hardly a reason to be struck blind. We should hope not for a colorbind society but instead for a world in which we can see each other fully, learn from each other, and do what we can to respond to each other with love.

— Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

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

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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 at W&M 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 at W&M 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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