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The Arthur Ashe Boulevard Social Justice Forum

  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N Arthur Ashe Blvd, Richmond, VA 23220 Richmond, VA USA (map)
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Join the Arthur Ashe Boulevard Initiative x Afrikana Independent Film Festival for the official kick off for the Arthur Ashe Boulevard dedication weekend! The Arthur Ashe Boulevard Social Justice Forum takes place at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) and will feature the Richmond premiere of Ashe '68 (VR version) and the big screen presentation of ESPN's short film, Johnnie and Arthur. The screenings will be followed by a panel discussion about how the renaming of Arthur Ashe Boulevard is an extension of his legacy and how it can be a catalyst to move our city forward.

Panelists include Johnnie Ashe, younger brother of Arthur Ashe; Dr. Sionne Neely, Director of Marketing & Communications at Initiatives of Change USA; Justin Tinsley of ESPN'S Undefeated; Michael Paul Williams of Richmond Times Dispatch; and Clovia Grooms Lawrence of KISS FM. The panel will be moderated by Marc Cheatham of the Cheats Movement. We are honored to be a part of this important moment in Richmond and Black history and we hope you'll join us in it!!

Free & Open to the public
Doors: 6:30p
Event: 7p

The forum will focus on social justice and how it was a part of Arthur Ashe’s DNA.

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Earlier Event: May 20
Faith Rooted Revolution: A Symposium
Later Event: June 28