The Valentine’s popular series, Controversy/History, returns for an 11th season of community conversations. We invite our friends and neighbors in the Greater Richmond area to join us as we explore the challenges that face our region from the perspectives of speakers and guests, and together discuss a way forward as a community.

Controversy/ History is free and open to the public. Each event is co-hosted by Valentine Director Bill Martin and Richmond entrepreneur and consultant, Kelli Lemon.

Scheduled topics for the 2021-22 season are:

Does Your Vote Count: The Conversation Everyone Needs to Hear (virtual)
with Senator Henry Marsh, III; Chuck Richardson;
Dr. William Ferguson Reid and Liz White
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 | 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

The Business of Games & Gambling
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 | 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Registration opens October 25

Free to Believe
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 | 5:30-7:00 p.m.

COVID: Two Years Later
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 | 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Richmond’s African-American Cemeteries
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 | 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Richmond’s Monuments Now
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 | 5:30-7:00 p.m.