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Join PRISM and the James Farmer Multicultural Center for an interactive discussion on the social construction of gender.

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MAR 26

William B. Crawley Great Lives Lecture Series Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder Book Prairie Fires is a new biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser that was published on November 21, 2017 by Metropolitan Books.


MAR 27

RBG: Documentary & Discussion

Venue: UMW – Monroe Hall, Room 116
Cost: Free
Mar 27, 2019 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ruth Bader Ginsburg took the oath of office as the second female Supreme Court Justice of the United States on August 10, 1993. Since that time, she has made waves in both the political and pop culture scene with her fiery wit, tenacity, and her penchant for a dissenting opinion. Learn more about her life and career through the CNN documentary “RBG,” and engage in fun activities sponsored by the Office of Title IX.


MAR 30

Join us on Saturday, March 30 for a FREE lecture and private tour focusing on the enslaved population at Stratford Hall in the 18th and 19th-centuries. African American history at Stratford Hall began with the construction of the Great House in 1738. Enslaved Africans and African Americans helped build the house and the surrounding dependencies, farmed the crops, and worked in the house and on the shore transporting tobacco. Through exploring archival and archaeological data, Dr. Kelley ...


MAR 30


Venue: Widewater State Park
Cost: Free
Mar 30, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join the rangers as we explore the natural beauty of Widewater State Park, and learn the parks history along the way. Visitors will hear stories of train robberies and plane crashes that occurred on the peninsula and learn about some of the colorful residents that called Widewater home. We will then have the opportunity to show guests what is happening in the park now, and what will happen in the future. There is no fee for this event. Widewater State Park 101 Widewater State Park Rd S...


APR 03

Interfaith Harmony Discussion

Venue: Lee Hall, Room 411, University of Mary Washington
Cost: Free
Apr 03, 2019 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

Please join us to participate with UMW faculty, along with community members, as they have a panel discussion on the portrayal of the Abrahamic religions in the media and its impact on public opinion. Light refreshments will be provided.


Salaam Bhatti is a public benefits attorney at the Virginia Poverty Law Center; a spokesperson for the nation’s largest Muslim organization, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA; a TEDx speaker, a stand-up comedian, a husband, and a marathoner. He also vlogs about his ongoing search to find the perfect chocolate chip cookie at Bhatti and his wife live in Richmond, Virginia. Through this program, people will gain a greater awareness of the culture of Islam.

The Last Romanovs

Venue: Dodd Auditorium
Apr 04, 2019 07:30 pm - 09:00 pm

On the night of 17 July 1918, Russia’s Imperial Family were brutally murdered. It is a crime that still resonates today; for, killed along with their parents Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra, were their five innocent children: Olga 22, Tatiana 21, Maria 19, Anastasia 17 and Alexey 13. What had brought this loving and devoted family to this terrible end? This lecture is sponsored by Parrish, Snead, Franklin, Simpson, PLC.

Mindful Mornings FXBG

Venue: Spencer Devon Brewing
Cost: Free
Apr 05, 2019 08:00 am - 09:15 pm

Time for a new adventure! We are moving our Mindful Mornings forum to Spencer Devon Brewing beginning on Friday, April 5th. We will see you at 8 am for coffee, tea and an amazing speaker. Tickets will be announced soon! Come help us get comfortable in our new space. Thank you to Spencer Devon Brewing for the warm welcome and openness to support community gatherings. Mindful Mornings is a one-hour, once monthly Friday forum where do-gooders who want to make the world a better place ...

POW Wives

Venue: Dodd Auditorium
Apr 09, 2019 07:30 pm - 09:00 pm

On February 12, 1973, one hundred and fifteen men who, just six years earlier, had been high- flying Navy and Air Force pilots, shuffled, limped, or were carried off a huge military transport plane at Clark Air Base in the Philippines. These American servicemen had endured years of brutal torture, kept shackled and starving in solitary confinement, in rat-infested, mosquito-laden prisons, the worst of which was The Hanoi Hilton. Months later, the first Vietnam POWs to return home would lea...