Next Richmond speaker
DEATH | ASHLEY HAWKINS
“We must make choices to live a creative life. We make choices and sacrifices to live the lives we want.” - @smashleyrva
In November, Ashley Hawkins reminded us that even death can bring life to dreams if we hold on to what’s important. Watch the whole talk and let us know your favorite quotes.
PIONEER | EVRIM DOGU
“What we decide and the choices we make with people around us creates our culture. We should feel empowered to create meaning together." - @evrimdogu
COMPASSION | HEATHER WINKLE
Thank you Heather Winkle for your vulnerability as you addressed the topic of Compassion this September. We are so glad you chose #RVA as your city to land. Stay tuned for the whole talk.
GENIUS | RODNEY WILLIAMS
Rodney Williams enlightened us all with his GENIUS at our August event! Stay tuned for the whole talk.
- Videography by Max Schlickenmeyer • maxschlick.com • @falconpunch • youtube.com/MaxSchlick | assisted by Louis Handler, official videographer of Richmond Ballet and SPCA
- Photography by Olivia Eliz • oliviawalthall.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.