Next Richmond speaker
September 22, 8:30am • Dogtown Dance Theatre • part of a series on Compassion
COMPASSION | RODNEY WILLIAMS
Rodney Williams enlightened us all with his GENIUS at our August event! Stay tuned for the whole talk.
- Videography by Max Schlickenmyer • maxschlick.com • @falcon73.punch • youtube.com/MaxSchlick | assisted by Louis Handler, official photog of Richmond Ballet and SPCA
- Photography by Olivia Eliz • oliviaeliz.com
- Lamplighter Coffee
- Venue at Science Museum of Richmond
- Printing by Keith Fabry
- Partners: ICF Olson, CapTech, Capital One
EQUALITY | MATT JOHNSON
“We will get there someday!”
This July, we joined in on RVA’s first tech week. Matt Johnson, trained mathematician, former frontman of a punk rock band, Pentagon policymaker, and nonfiction author, left us with hope for change.
JULY 20 | BUSKEY CIDER + CMRVA
In partnership with Buskey Cider, CreativeMornings RVA is hosting a happy hour to raise money for the Women’s Monument coming to our fair city. An initiative of the 2019 Commemoration, the planned Women’s Monument will honor the significant role of women over 400 years of Virginia history and entrepreneurship as well as their impact upon the nation as a whole. As part of the event, we’re also creating a place for folks to write to their representatives and ask that they support the arts. Big thanks to 1708 Gallery and Native Collaboration for sponsoring the cards and postage. Let's pack the house at Buskey, donate to this cause, and show our support for the arts in #RVA! #AmericanEvolution #cmrva #richmondiscreative @Commemorate2019 @CreativeMornings_RVA
SURVIVAL | PETER FRASER
“Creatives are the key to survival. The future rests in our hands.”
Peter Fraser, of 37, designer, educator, cycling fanatic, and family man shared his story of survival with us this June. What’s your story of survival? How will you use it to better your future and the future of others?
SERENDIPITY | DAVE GAU
“When you turn your brain off, you open yourself to more experiences.”
Dave Gau, #RVA based motion graphics, artist, animator, improviser, facilitator, director and cartoonist, took us on a serendipitous journey this May. The challenge to trust ourselves in the moments of serendipity we create resonated with us all.
BEYOND | RUPA SINGH
“If each of us were given a choice to make a positive impact or negative impact with our purchases - we’d always choose the positive impact.”
This April, we aimed high and far. Rupa Singh of Love This shared her journey of going beyond the product to see the story it tells. She challenged us to make ethical shopping choices by placing value on the design of a product as well as the social, environmental, + economic impact it has.
TABOO | DURON CHAVIS
“In a time of alternate facts, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
Duron Chavis, Urban Farmer/Change Maker/Community Engagement Coordinator challenged us with truths about drugs, child poverty and food deserts in #RVA in our March event at The Virginia Repertory’s The November Theater. Watch the talk here.
MOMENTS - Kristen Ziegler
“When you let go of what isn’t working for you, opportunities flow in.”
Kristen Ziegler, owner and organizing expert of Minima, joined us this February and dropped some wisdom on us about making our MOMENTS count.
Take a look at her talk here.
It’s no MYSTERY that Kelli Lemon loves RVA. So having her at our January 2017 talk was a treat as it was inspiring. Kelli inspired us to go around the question mark to get to the “why” of what we’re doing.
Take a listen HERE.
Happy Birthday to us! Our first year of CreativeMornings has been incredible! We’ve built a special community, heard from storytellers and change-makers, enjoyed great venues and had our share of RVA coffee. Thank you for taking this adventure with us! We love you, Richmond. Stay creative!