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Summer in the City 2018

Downtown Richmond provides us with the opportunity to understand our past as we embrace and support revitalization. This year’s Summer in the City series for faculty and staff features two exhibitions about the history of Richmond and two markers of our city’s exciting present and future: GRTC Pulse and the Children’s Pavilion. Registration is required, and space is limited.

Wednesday, June 27, 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
PROTEST! A Richmond History at UR Downtown

Curated by American Studies Seminar students, PROTEST! A Richmond History surveys 26 protests throughout Richmond’s history. Associate professor of history and American studies Nicole Sackley will introduce the exhibition and lead us in a conversation about Richmond’s long history of dissent and how it has defined and continues to shape our city. The UR Downtown Shuttle departs from Tyler Haynes Commons at 11 a.m. and returns to campus following the program by 12:45 p.m. Lunch boxes will be provided by Richmond on Broad Café.

Wednesday, July 11, 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.*
GRTC Pulse

Launching June 24, GRTC Pulse is a bus rapid transit system that will serve a 7.6-mile route along Broad Street and Main Street from Rocketts Landing to Willow Lawn. We’ll ride the Pulse together for this excursion, then gather at UR Downtown for lunch and conversation. Meet in front of Tyler Haynes Commons at 11 a.m. Lunch boxes will be provided by Richmond on Broad Café.

Wednesday, July 18, 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.*
Children’s Pavilion

The Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU opened the Children’s Pavilion on Broad Street in 2016 to provide even more comprehensive and compassionate care to children and their families. CEO Elias Neujahr will greet us at the Pavilion and provide a brief introduction to the building and their current priorities. Meet in front of Tyler Haynes Commons at 11 a.m. Lunch boxes will be provided by Richmond on Broad Café.

Wednesday July 25, 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.*
Pandemic: Richmond at The Valentine

Pandemic: Richmond explores the repeated storms of disease that have swept through the city. From influenza to cholera to polio to AIDS/HIV, the exhibition investigates how Richmonders have fought silent, invisible enemies and tells their stories of both loss and survival. Guest curator and associate professor of English Elizabeth Outka will introduce the exhibition with curator of archives Meg Hughes and director of public programs Liz Reilly-Brown. Meet in front of Tyler Haynes Commons at 11 a.m. Lunch boxes will be provided by Garnett’s Café.

*Times may be subject to change, as a new shuttle schedule will be announced this summer.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please call 804.955.4003 or e-mail ahunter2@richmond.edu.