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Free Egunfemi, historian, founder of Untold RVA
“The vision and my desire in what to bring here, is to make sure that every other nonprofit partner that's in here has somewhere for the kids to take their skills and put them into use in the creative economy.”
This Tactical Urbanist Is Pasting Narratives of Enslaved People All over Richmond
“For so long Richmond hung its hat solely on its role in the Confederacy and the ‘lost cause’ mythology,” she says. “Part of the lost-cause mythology was that slavery wasn’t that bad. The acknowledgment of the second-largest slave trading port in Richmond, Virginia unseats that lie.”
VCU hosts 100 schools for 'anchor mission' conference
"A remarkable number of university-community partnerships are tackling critical issues to make RVA a healthy and thriving region for all. For instance, Storefront for Community Design and Six Points Innovation Center (6PIC) provide local residents and youth with access to design and planning tools so they can lead revitalization efforts in their communities.
"Young adults are at work every day, reclaiming that “third space” that modern times have almost forgotten, a safe place between school and home where teens work with their hands and minds to shape the world around them."
“Giving them the tools and skills to go out into their community and see the possibilities, the 6PIC project is more than a beautification project, it is about seeing the possibilities, listening and working with their community to make a change.”