The Valentine’s popular series, Controversy/History, returns for a 12th 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 2022-23 season are:

Disease & Disparity
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Where Are We Going? Changes in Transportation
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 | 5:30-7:00 p.m.

The Crisis at our Doorstep: Housing in RVA
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Coming Up Short: Richmond Needs Schooling
Tuesday, January 3, 2023 | 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Public Spaces: Environmental Reckoning in Richmond
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 5:30-7:00 p.m.