Black Lives Matter Symposium at VCU

Activist Bree Newsome speaks at the Black Lives Matter Symposium Photo by Craig Zirpolo/RVA Magazine

Activist Bree Newsome speaks at the Black Lives Matter Symposium
Photo by Craig Zirpolo/RVA Magazine

“What are we willing to do to be free?” asked Dr. Ravi Perry, as a silence fell over the VCU Commons Ballroom.

From the opening moments of the college's first Black Lives Matter Symposium, the moderator held no punches. One of many events celebrating Martin Luther King Day at VCU this week, Perry deftly led a discussion between nationally recognized activist and filmmaker Bree Newsome, Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham and other members of the Richmond and VCU community to an audience of over 200 attendees Wednesday evening.

Learn more about the symposium in my article with Sarah Schuster via RVA Magazine

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