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Chair, Virginia Forum, Session: (re)naming and commemorating Virginia locations
April 7, 2022 @ 8:00 am - April 9, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
The Virginia Forum will hold its seventeenth annual conference April 7–9, 2022, at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, VA. The Virginia Forum offers an opportunity for scholars, teachers, writers, museum curators, historic site interpreters, archivists, librarians, and all those interested in Virginia history and culture to share their knowledge, research, and experiences.
This year’s theme “History Unmasked” will explore the dual themes of the medical pandemic and social justice. This includes unmasking the history represented by people’s voices, whether they be marginalized voices of the past or resounding voices heard since 2020. The presentations will spark conversations about public commemorations, monumental representations, changing meanings of past and current iconography, the contested interpretations of liberties and justice in Virginia, and how past and present Virginians have experienced or endured medical, social, and racial crises.
Chair of the (Re)naming and Commemorating Virginia Locations session.