Unmasking Hampton Roads

African American Heritage  •  Culture & Identity

Virginia Beach and Portsmouth

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Unmasking Hampton Roads is a three-part learning series designed to help residents of the region take off their masks, be candid with each other about race and racism, and work together to make our communities more equitable and inclusive spaces for everyone.

The series is inspired by the poem “We Wear the Mask” by African American writer and poet Paul Laurence Dunbar.

#UnmaskingHR will take place in Hampton Roads twice this fall:

  • Oct. 10, Oct. 17 and Oct. 19 – Norfolk and Virginia Beach
  • Nov. 14, Nov. 21 and Nov. 23 – Portsmouth, Chesapeake and Suffolk

Unmasking Hampton Roads is free to attend, but registration is required.

Live Streams

October 17, 2019

November 21, 2019

This panel discussion will be live streamed on Virginia Humanities’ Facebook page and available here after the event.

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