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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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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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 reviewingcookies.com. Bhatti and his wife live in Richmond, Virginia. Through this program, people will gain a greater awareness of the culture of Islam.

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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.

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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Please join us as we continue our spring Speaker Series of 2019! This series is offered without charge to WHM members and the public alike. This month’s speaker will be Jarod Kearney, Assistant Director and Curator of James Monroe Museum. Mr. Kearney’s lecture is entitled, “Preserving Family Heirlooms.” The lecture will be held at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library (Fredericksburg) at 10am on Thursday, May 2, in the Theater Room. We hope to see you there - and please b...

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