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The Valentine announces 10th year of Controversy/History series

Trevor Dickerson



The Valentine is proud to present the final two conversations of the 10th annual community conversations of “Controversy/History.” In the 2022-2023 series, the Valentine has revisited the most controversial, heavy-hitting topics in the Richmond Region, including health, transportation, and housing. The Valentine’s final two conversations will delve into two fundamental topics impacting Richmond today:  Education and the Environment, and our Health.

The upcoming Controversy/History on “Coming Up Short: Richmond Needs Schooling” will take place Tuesday, January 3 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at The Len. Speakers for the event are:

  • Dr. Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership
  • Amy Wentz, Director of Outreach and Engagement, The Commonwealth Institute
  • Christal Corey, Franklin Military Academy Teacher, Richmond Public Schools Top 5 Teacher for 2022The final Controversy/History on “Environment Reckoning in Richmond” will take place Tuesday, February 7 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at The Science Museum of Virginia. Speakers for the event are:
  • Jeremy Hoffman, The Science Museum of Virginia
  • Speaker from Richmond City Department of Parks, Recreation and Community FacilitiesThe remaining 2022-2023 schedule is below. As the Valentine will be under construction, Controversy/History events will be held throughout the Richmond region.

    Coming Up Short: Richmond Needs Schooling
    Tuesday, January 3, 2023 | 5:30-7:00 p.m.
    The Len | 15 N 17th Street Richmond, Virginia

    Public Spaces: Environmental Reckoning in Richmond
    Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 5:30-7:00 p.m.
    The Science Museum of Virginia | 2500 W Broad Street Richmond, Virginia

    Controversy/History is sponsored by Wells Fargo. More information and online registration for events are available at General information about the series is available at

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Trevor Dickerson is the Editor and Co-Founder of RVAHub.