Upcoming & Past Events & News


Upcoming & Past Events

The Living Room Talks - A Virtual Conversation Series
Featuring Robert Dortch & Stacy Hawkins Adams
  Episode 3 | October 28, 2020 @ 7-8:30 pm | Topic: Mental Health and Social Justice: How Black Men, Women and Children Can Cope with Trauma | Details
A conversation on how social justice, trauma and faith impact the individual and collective mental health of Black men, women, children, families and communities. Also discussed what we can do to create a healthier and safer space for Black communities.
Special guests:
  • Princess Blanding, Social Justice & Mental Health Activist and Co-Founder of Justice and Reformation
  • Rev. Dr. Micah L. McCreary, Licensed Psychologist and President of New Brunswick Theological Seminary

  •   Episode 2 | August 26, 2020 @ 7-8:30 pm | Topic: Young, Gifted and Black | Details
      Episode 1 | June 18, 2020 @ 7-8:30 pm | Topic: Race, Healing and Hope | Details
    Thanks to everyone who joined our initial Living Room Talks conversation on race, hope and healing and hung out for the after party. Special shout out to co-host Stacy Hawkins Adams and to special guests Carol D. Adams and David Harris. We will keep working to create a space for us to be our authentic selves, to be able to breathe and to bless each other.


      As I wrestle with the role of hope and healing in the midst of this moment...

    • How can I leverage the power of pausing to plan, mobilize, strategize and to take care of myself and others?
    • How do I process the emotions and trauma of this experience?
    • How can I practice self care? I must teach others how to treat me, love me and support me and that starts with me loving, supporting and treating myself well?
    • Who are my partners and support systems in doing this work of pursuing justice, freedom and love? 

    Photography Exhibit
      "Black is Beautiful" | July 2020 - Present | View Gallery
      "Black Man's Quilt" | October 2019 - July 2020 | View Gallery
    Urban Hang Suite, 304 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219

    44th Pastoral Anniversary Celebration for Rev. Robert C. Davis
      Sermon Topic: Above and Beyond the Call | Robert L. Dortch, Jr. | View on Facebook
    Union Baptist Church, RVA
    July 26 @ 11:00 am
    Podcast: The Bridge from SECF
       Episode 2: COVID-19 Response Through an Equity Lens|Listen  
    Aired on June 19, 2020
    Protests calling for racial justice have taken place against the background of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a disproportionate impact on communities of color. Foundations in the Southeast have made equity a centerpiece of their response to this crisis as they establish relief funds, forge powerful partnerships and adjust their operations and their definition of what is possible. In this episode of The Bridge, SECF President & CEO Janine Lee will discuss the role of racial equity in philanthropy's pandemic response with two leaders on the front lines: Cory Anderson of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation and Robert Dortch of the Robins Foundation.
    Portland Art Museum
    Journal On! Participant
    Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon | View
    The Portland Art Museum wants to hear children's voices during these trying times...

    Online Writing Show: Your Perspective Matters
    April 29, 2020 @ 6 pm | Details

    A Discussion: “Black Man’s Quilt”
    Black History Museum & Cultural Center of VA
    February 19, 2020 @ 6 pm | Details

    Wedding Photography

    Past & Present In the News

    A Black Man’s Quilt: Success!! | March 5, 2020
    BND Institute of Media & Culture | Read

    Museum's 'Quilt' Program Explores Black Masculinity and More | February18, 2020
    Urban Views (RVA) | Read

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