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Lift Me On Up: The Power and Influence of the Black Family (Virtual Panel Discussion)   View Event

  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm
  • Calendar:   Union Kempsville Museum
  • Location:  Virtual Event. Advanced registration required. REGISTER NOW.
  • Description:  In celebration of Black History Month, the Virginia Beach History Museums, Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Alumni and Friends Association (PACTS/UKHS) and Norfolk State University (NSU) are hosting “Lift Me On Up: The Power and Influence of the Black Family,” a FREE virtual panel discussion on February 24 from noon-1:30pm.Incorporating the 2021 Black History Month theme, “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity,” this 90-minute panel discussion will focus on the history, politics, and social factors affecting African Americans from a family perspective, and opportunities for positive change. Panelists include: Dr. Colita Fairfax, Professor of Social Work and Honors College Senior Faculty Fellow, Norfolk State UniversityDr. Robert Perkins, Professor of Sociology, Norfolk State UniversityMrs. Margie Wilson Coefield, Community Leader and graduate of Union Kempsville High SchoolMrs. Edna Hawkins-Hendrix, Community Leader and graduate of Union Kempsville High SchoolMs. Barbara Morgan Robinson, Community Leader, graduate of Princess Anne County Training School and former teacher at Union Kempsville High School Mrs. Joyce Davis Williams, Community LeaderDr. Admon Alexander, Community Relations, Virginia Beach City Public SchoolsThe panel, to be moderated by Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, Dean of the NSU College of Liberal Arts, will cover a broad base of discussion points pertaining to the history and culture of the African American community. Panelists will give historical context, tracing the history of the African American family through the pre- and post-Reconstruction era, segregation, the Civil Rights movement and up until modern times. REGISTER NOW.