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Thursday, September 30, 2010

"Nuestra Tierra, Nuestro Hogar: Latinos in Virginia" Panel Discussion
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Time: 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Lecture Hall

In conjunction with The Land We Live In exhibition, the Library will host a discussion exploring Hispanic immigration to the commonwealth. Bobbie Barajas, WCVE Public Radio’s classical music host and music director, will moderate the discussion. Panelists include: H. B. Cavalcanti, Ph.D., professor of sociology at James Madison University; Rafael Lopez, president of Rafael Lopez and Associates; Mirta Martin, Ph.D., vice president of the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network and dean of the Business School, Virginia State University; Debra Rodman, Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology and women’s studies at Randolph-Macon College; and Debra J. Schleef, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology at the University of Mary Washington. This program is cosponsored by the University of Richmond’s Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, the university’s Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee, the University of Richmond Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network. A reception will follow the panel discussion with food from a local Latino restaurant and music by the University of Richmond’s Salsa Meets Jazz student music group. This event is a part of the 2010-2011 VALHEN Lecture Series throughout the commonwealth of Virginia. The series is sponsored by the Virginia Credit Union. For additional information, contact info@valhen.org.


The Land We Live In, the Land We Left: Virginia's People
Monday, January 11, 2010 — Saturday, October 30, 2010
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Exhibition Gallery and Lobby Cases

Raising his glass at a July 4th celebration in 1852, a young Irish-American resident of Richmond toasted "the land we live in; not forgetting the land we left." The sentiment reflects the history of more than four centuries of Virginia immigrants, who nurtured the traditions of their homelands even as they participated in the mainstream Virginia economy and culture. Their stories come alive in this exhibition, which explores the lives of immigrants from a wide variety of homelands who settled in every part of the state. Current debates over the treatment of illegal immigrants in the state and the nation make this a timely exhibition.


The Art of Liberty
Friday, May 07, 2010 — Saturday, November 06, 2010
Place: Café Extension

This year marks the 65th anniversary of both V-E Day (Victory in Europe, May 8) and V-J Day (Victory over Japan, August 15). To commemorate the occasions and to honor those who fought overseas and on the home front, The Art of Liberty highlights a few of the WWII posters sent to the Library of Virginia as part of the Federal Depository Library program.