Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lessons of the past

Two local events of note

Right here in little old Goochland you have two opportunites to learn about and reflect on dark times in history.

On Sunday, February 28,

You are cordially invited to a free viewing of the film:
Locked Out: The Fall of Massive Resistance
followed by a Community Conversation
facilitated by Community Action Dialogues for Greater Richmond
Sunday, February 28th, 2010
Registration begins at 2:45 p.m. Event: 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Goochland High School Auditorium
3250 River Road West, Goochland, VA 23063

Locked Out: The Fall of Massive Resistance
WCVE PBS produced this 60- minute documentary in partnership with the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. "Locked Out" tells the stories of the students impacted by Massive Resistance. Following the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, mandating school desegregation, Virginia's government instead chose a path called "Massive Resistance," closing many public schools instead of integrating them. "Locked Out" offers first-hand accounts of the negative effects of this abuse of public power and yet how it also paved the way for future progress.
To RSVP or for more information
Email to or call 804-556-6911

Sponsors: Goochland Democratic Committee, Goochland Republican Committee, and the Goochland Middle School PTA

Then, on Thursday, March 4

The Goochland Republican Women's monthly meeting will be Thursday, March 4, 7:00 p.m. at the Manakin Firehouse, Route 6/River Road West, west of 288. The meeting is open to the public.
President and executive director of the Virginia Holocaust Museum Jay Ipson will speak on "How Big Is Your Neighborhood?" The World War II saga of survival and flight of Mr. Ipson's parents from Nazi and then Russian occupied Lithuania is chronicled in the book Izzy's Fire by Nancy Wright Beasley.
For more information, please call Mary Martin at 784-4386.

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