"The year 1619 is a landmark for the United States and especially for Virginia. Three cultures - American Indian, English and African - began forging the seeds of democracy, diversity and opportunity." That quote comes from Senator Thomas K. Norment, Jr., co-chair of the 2019 Commemoration. The official launch of "American Evolution Virginia to America 1619-2019" begins this weekend with the commemoration of African Arrival Day at Fort Monroe in Hampton.
Another View will be LIVE from the Gazebo at Fort Monroe on Friday, August 19 at noon and you are invited to attend! Come watch us live as we discuss the history of the landing of the first Africans to English America and the significance of that landing at Fort Monroe. Our guests include Glenn Oder, Executive Director, Fort Monroe Authority; Terry Brown, new Superintendent of the Fort Monroe National Monument; Tina Rollins, Director of the Hampton University Library; and Vanessa Thaxton-Ward, Director of the Hampton University Museum.
Bring a lawn chair as seating is limited. Wear comfortable shoes as it's a bit of a walk to the Gazebo. Plan to arrive no later than 11:45 am. It's FREE and we would love to have you in our audience!
If you cannot join us in person, tune in to Another View, Friday, August 19 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM!
Olympic Pride, American Prejudice
According to Virginia Beach Public School officials, it is a "moral imperative to prepare ALL students to graduate career, college and/or military ready". To this end, this school division leads the efforts to ensure "excellence through equity" not only in Virginia Beach, but among school divisions throughout Hampton Roads. Creating equity in schools addresses issues such as poverty, discipline disparities and underrepresentation of minority students in advanced courses. On the next Another View we'll talk about "excellence through equity" with the Superintendent of Virginia Beach Public Schools, Aaron Spence, Ed.D, and Rashard J. Wright, M.T., Ed.S., . Chief Schools Officer. Join us for Another View, Friday, May 27 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM or stream us live on this blog!
ZaKhari Waddy was 13 years old when he wrote a letter crying out for help from boys who constantly bullied him at school. Dejah Jones sadly took her own life as a result of bullying. According to a recent study, Black and Latino students are academically harmed when they fall victim to bullying. Children are being bullied on a daily basis, and everyone looks to the schools for a solution - but what can we as a community do about it? On the next Another View we'll talk about bullying - what it is, how to recognize it, and most importantly, how to stop it. Our guests include Zettrona Powell, parent of a bullied child; Karen Eure Wilson, President, Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals and a parent of a bullied child; Dr. Ernestine Duncan, Psychology Professor, Norfolk State University and Jonathan Zur, Dr. Ernestine Duncan, Psychology Professor, Norfolk State University and President and CEO, Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. It's all on Another View, Friday, May 13 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!
In the first 30 days of her tenure as Superintendent of Norfolk Public Schools, Dr. Melinda Boone spent most of her time listening and searching for answers to these questions:
1) What's working well in NPS?
2) What are the most pressing issues in NPS?
3) What are the top 3-5 challenges as we enter the second semester?
She listened to a variety of stakeholders, including citizens of Norfolk. On the next Another View, Dr. Boone joins us to share the results of her listening tour, and outline her plans to ensure that Norfolk Public Schools are able to fulfill the mission that "all students maximize their academic potential, develop skills for lifelong learning and are successful contributors to a global society". Join us for a candid conversation with Dr. Melinda Boone on the next Another View, Friday, February 5 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM or stream us live on this blog!