Common Book programming happens throughout the year in support of our community-wide discussions of Just Mercy. Interested in joining us? You can see a full schedule of events below, and you can be in touch with us at CommonBook@vcu.edu. Are you hosting your own events? Let us know!
Currently Running Events:
In Partnership with VCU School of Medicine's I2CRP:
March (date TBD): Screening of "Until the Well Runs Dry: Medicine and the Exploitation of Black Bodies" and panel discussion
Time TBA, Location TBA
In partnership with the School of Medicine’s I2CRP (International/Inner City/Rural Preceptorship), the Common Book Program will present a screening of Dr. Shawn Utsey’s documentary “Until the Well Runs Dry: Medicine and the Exploitation of Black Bodies,” followed by a panel discussion about the Medical College of Virginia’s past treatment of African-Americans at the hospital and in the community.
Thursday, April 4: "What does it mean to radically reimagine a city's public memory?"
12 - 2 p.m., Location TBD
Students from colleges and universities across the Richmond area, alongside community members, will participate in roundtable discussions tied to the central question, “What does it mean to radically reimagine a city’s public memory?”
Wednesday, April 12: Pop-Up exhibit of ART 180's "Performing Statistics"
Time: ALL DAY, Location: TBA
Overlapping Bryan Stevenson's visit, the Common Book Program will bring a pop-up exhibit of ART 180's "Performing Statistics," which connects incarcerated teens with artists, designers, educators, and policy advocates, with the goal of transforming the juvenile justice system.