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America to Me: Race, Equity and Education

Hampton Roads Community Foundation

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

America to Me: Race, Equity and Education

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The Hampton Roads Community Foundation cordially invites you and a guest to an Understanding Hampton Roads forum as we examine the intersection of race, equity and education through the lens of the America To Me documentary. We will gather at the L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center on the campus of Norfolk State University.

  • 6 p.m. Check in

  • 7 p.m. Documentary screening*

  • 8 p.m. Panel Discussion

 * Note: The documentary contains some adult language.

The documentary series America To Me provides an inside look into Oak Park and River Forest High School in suburban Chicago. Produced and directed by Steve James, Academy Award nominated filmmaker and James Madison University alumnus, the series examines racial inequities within the educational system.

The forum will show the first episode and include a panel discussion featuring two of the documentary's stars. Plus Hampton Roads' own:

  • Vivian Andrade-Fullwood, Owner of All Academics Plus
  • Myaah Hayes, Norfolk State University student
  • Rodney Jordan,Board member of Norfolk Public Schools
  • Dr. Aaron Spence, Superintendent of Virginia Beach City Public Schools
  • Moderator: Barbara Hamm Lee, Host of WHRV's Another View

About Understanding Hampton Roads: 

Understanding Hampton Roads is the Hampton Roads Community Foundation’s effort to advance civic engagement and racial equity in Southeastern Virginia. It includes forums on key topics to help build understanding and inspire action that brings people together to help improve life in our region. 

Presenting Sponsor:

Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern is a major transporter of industrial products, including chemicals, agriculture, and metals and construction materials.

Event Partner:

Norfolk State University is a comprehensive urban public institution committed to transforming the lives of generations of students and alumni who have gone on to rewarding lives and careers, often exceeding their own expectations. Also helping sponsor the event is the Robert C. Nusbaum Honors College, which provides an enhanced academic experience and lively sense of community for high-ability NSU students in and across all the disciplines. They credit their success to the opportunities they began to see for themselves and prepare for at Norfolk State.


Due to ongoing contruction on the NSU campus attendees should enter through Gate 8 on Majestic Avenue and park in Lot 3. Attendees are not required to have a parking pass or decal. Security guards will be available at the guard station to offer assistance. Click here to view a map of the campus and parking lot.

Have questions about America to Me: Race, Equity and Education? Contact Hampton Roads Community Foundation

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L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center
Norfolk State University
700 Park Ave # 111
Norfolk, VA 23504

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

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Thanks to generous donors, since 1950, Southeastern Virginia's largest grant and scholarship provider has awarded more than $280 million to make life better in Hampton Roads.

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