Christian Picciolini at the Virginia Holocaust Museum October 17, 2018 | Student Lecture: 10A | Public Lecture: 6:30P
Oct
17
10:00 AM10:00

Christian Picciolini at the Virginia Holocaust Museum October 17, 2018 | Student Lecture: 10A | Public Lecture: 6:30P

Christian Picciolini is an award-winning television producer, a public speaker, author, peace advocate, and a reformed violent extremist. His life’s work bears witness to an ongoing and profound need to atone for a grisly past, and an urgency to make something good of his time on this planet by contributing to the greater good.

After leaving the violent hate movement he helped create during his youth, he began the painstaking process of rebuilding his life. While working for IBM, Christian earned a degree in international relations from DePaul University, and later began his own global media firm.

Christian now leads the Free Radicals Project, the world’s first global extremism disengagement platform. He has helped over 100 people disengage from hate groups. Christian’s involvement in the early American skinhead movement is chronicled in his memoir White American Youth: My Descent into America’s Most Violent Hate Movement—and How I Got Out (Hachette, 2018). Christian is co-developing a television documentary series based on his work helping people disengage from violent ideologies.

 

Class Registration Full for Picciolini. Waitlist Started!

Please join us here at the VHM for a fruitful and valuable conversation followed by a lunch for your students. We are currently at capacity for students but we welcome teachers to add their class to our waitlist for the event. Contact our Director of Education, Megan Ferenczy if you are interested in adding your class to the waitlist.

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Professional Development Workshop for Teachers. "Break Glass: Facilitating Conversations to End Hate."
Oct
10
9:30 AM09:30

Professional Development Workshop for Teachers. "Break Glass: Facilitating Conversations to End Hate."

This workshop is currently at capacity. If you would like your name to be put on the waitlist, please click the button and fill out the form below.

You are invited to attend Break Glass: Facilitating Conversations to End Hate a professional development workshop recommended for middle and high school teachers.

In conjunction with the Virginia Holocaust Museum’s Break Glass: The Art of V.L. Cox – A Conversation to End Hate exhibition, this workshop will provide educators with the tools to engage students in a dialog about diversity and social awareness as it relates to their curriculum and the everyday lives of students.

Participants will take part in workshops with the Virginia Holocaust Museum, Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, the Roberts Russa Moton Museum and the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. Teachers will also have the opportunity to tour the Break Glass: The Art of V.L. Cox – A Conversation to End Hate exhibition and the VHM’s core exhibits.

The session is limited to 30 participants. This workshop is free for educators and includes classroom resources. A certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants at the conclusion of the workshop. Lunch will be provided.

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 Film-Screening of "Accidental Courtesy"
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

Film-Screening of "Accidental Courtesy"

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Join the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts for a screening of the award winning film Accidental Courtesy. For the past 30 years African American blues musician Daryl Davis has spent time befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan. Davis describes his strategy as "Establish dialogue. When two enemies are talking, they're not fighting."  Since Davis started talking with these members, he says 200 Klansmen have given up their robes. The film documents his interactions with KKK members and white Aryans, and provided contrasting views of his activities from members of the Southern Poverty Law Center and Black Lives Matter.

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Feb
13
9:00 AM09:00

Professional Development Workshop: "Break Glass: Facilitating Conversations to End Hate"

In conjunction with the LCVA’s Break Glass: The Art of V.L. Cox – A Conversation to End Hate exhibition, this workshop will provide educators with the tools to engage students in a dialog about diversity and social awareness as it relates to their curriculum and the everyday lives of students.

Participants will take part in workshops with the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, the Roberts Russa Moton Museum, the Virginia Holocaust Museum, and the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. The morning will start off at the LCVA with an interactive workshop with the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities and a tour of the Break Glass: The Art of V.L. Cox – A Conversation to End Hate exhibition with the LCVA staff. After lunch, there will be a workshop at the Moton Museum with the staff from the Virginia Holocaust Museum and the Robert Russa Moton Museum. The day will end with a tour of the Robert Russa Moton Museum. All workshop participants will receive 5 recertification points as well as a packet of educational resources to use in the classroom.

Space is limited-To register please contact Mindy Pierson, piersonms@longwood.edu

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 Lecture and discussion with Dr. Jacquelyn Serwer
Jan
31
6:30 PM18:30

Lecture and discussion with Dr. Jacquelyn Serwer

LCVA Welcomes Dr. Jacquelyn Serwer, Chief Curator at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture for a Lecture and discussion. 

This event is one of many lectures and presentations taking place during LCVA's “Break Glass: Conversations to End Hate” program series. The series has been developed in partnership with the Robert Russa Moton Museum and the Longwood Office of Citizen Leadership and Social Justice Education as part of LCVA’s current exhibition: “Break Glass: The Art of V.L. Cox-A Conversation to End Hate” which is on display November 4, 2017-February 25, 2018. 

The event will take place on Longwood University's campus in Blackwell Hall at 6:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public. 

This lecture is part of the Barbara L. Bishop Distinguished ecture Series in the Visual Arts.

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 Break Glass: The Art of VL Cox - A Conversation to End Hate
Nov
3
5:00 PM17:00

Break Glass: The Art of VL Cox - A Conversation to End Hate

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) will feature the poignant and timely work of VL Cox with its upcoming exhibition, Break Glass: The Art of VL Cox - A Conversation to End Hate. Cox’s artwork will be on display November 3, 2017-February 18, 2018 with an opening reception in the galleries on November 3 from 5-8pm.

Through her art, Cox aspires to spark conversation about civil rights and equality, while also exploring the persistence of hate and injustice in America today. Her work is often born in cathartic response to contemporary events and shaped from her own personal experiences growing up in Arkansas. “Personal conversations, with respect to one another, need to be had before we can move forward together,” Cox said. “There used to be a time when people could agree to disagree with civility, yet still have things in common. We need to find that place again.”

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