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Feature in “The Atlantic” makes argument to remove Monument Avenue statues

The statues are a part of the Richmond landscape for now, but eventually that could change.

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Confederate statues have been removed in New Orleans and are slated for removal in Charlottesville. Currently there is no active discussion, that I know of, within Richmond government to remove or alter the statues.

Writer Garret Epps makes the argument in The Atlantic for their removal. You can read the full article The Motionless Ghosts That Haunt the South“. A small excerpt is below.

This was—and to a remarkable extent still is—a society imbued with myth and propaganda. We were taught to believe that these marble men—who staked their lives and fortunes to fight for chattel slavery—were the equals of the nation’s founders, and far superior to any Abraham Lincoln or Ulysses Grant.

There simply is no way to hold that belief and at the same time believe that black Americans are equal before the law or even before God. That’s not a coincidence.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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The Confusing Conundrums of COVID-19: Vaccines, Viruses, and Human Behavior – Virtual Lunch Discussion

The Science Museum of Virginia’s very own Life Scientist Dr. Catherine Franssen will be covering a variety of pandemic subjects.

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The Science Museum of Virginia has a wonderful opportunity for everyone to learn more about the maze of living in pandemic times.

Over the past two years, Dr. Catherine Franssen, Life Scientist at the Science Museum of Virginia, has become well-known as a reliable resource for data driven information regarding the pandemic, neuroscience and much more. Dr. Franssen has helped the Science Museum cover many topics related to the pandemic, subjects ranging from serious statistics on the virus to even personal and helpful parenting tips during this difficult time.

Don’t miss this chance to engage an expert! Dr. Franssen will be presenting live, answering your questions, and discussing some of the most interesting facts we’ve learned so far, from virus science, vaccines, and even intriguing human behavioral patterns.

  • What: “The Confusing Conundrums of COVID-19: Vaccines, Viruses, and Human Behavior,” presented by Catherine Franssen, Ph.D. Neurobiology from University of Chicago, Life Scientist, Science Museum of Virginia
  • When: Wednesday, January 19, 12 – 12:45 p.m.
  • Where: Zoom meeting in the comfort of your home

How to Attend

This digital Lunch Break Science is FREE to attend, but registration is required. Registration will be open until 10:30 a.m. on the day of the event.

You will be sent a link and password to access the talk at 11 a.m. on the day of the event.

Register Here

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Visual Arts Center to Require Vaccination for Spring Classes

Bonus if you submit proof of vaccination you can get $10 off a VisArts class.

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Statement from Visual Arts Center on Facebook.

We genuinely care about the health and well-being of everyone who uses our spaces, so we are taking precautions to ensure that our entire community stays safe. We’ve updated our COVID-19 policies and procedures. Beginning with our spring 2022 session that starts March 28th, 2022, we will require that all adults ages 18 and over be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) in order to attend in-person classes or participate in our studio access program.

Go to visarts.org to learn more and to submit your proof of vaccination online or via email to receive a discount code for $10 off a VisArts class!

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Richmond BizSense.com Reporting on New Wine Shop and Bar in the Fan

Don’t whine about there not being enough spots for wine. A new one is springing up in the old Baja Bean spot.

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Richmond BizSense.com has all the details for you wine lovers out there.

The minds behind Church Hill restaurant Grisette rang in the New Year with the launch of a new venture.

Donnie Glass and business partner Andy McClure opened Jardin, a wine shop and bar, on the last day of 2021 at 1520 W. Main St. in the Fan.

The shop, which has carved out part of the basement space that was once home to Baja Bean Co., sells wine by the glass and bottle and has a seven-stool bar area as well as a patio for nearly 100 people.

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