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Eyes on Richmond

"Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Eyes on Richmond is a weekly speaker forum series hosted at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. The forum includes a variety of topis focusing on learning and discussing how to make Richmond a city were everyone trives with equal opporutnity. The audience is invited to actively participate in discussion as there is a question and answer period following the presentation.

coming soon: Eyes on Richmond 2017

"reclaiming the prophetic voice of justice"

Friday, September 15th - November 10th

Thank you!

Thank you to our speakers, volunteers, and attendees! Our 2016 season was excellent; we had a great time learning and discussing how to make Richmond a city where everyone thrives! Our leadership team is at work planning our 2017 series--see you then!


Eyes on Richmond 2016

Dates: Fridays, October 7 through November 11
 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Where: St. Paul's Scott Hall, 815 E. Grace Street
Reservations: Follow the link below each speaker to make a reservation. Registration closes at the end of the day on the Wednesday preceding each forum.
Forum Cost: $10 (includes lunch with beverage and dessert). 
Parking: Complimentary in St. Paul's garage (enter on 8th Street). Notify the attendant you are attending Eyes on Richmond. 

2016 speakers

October 28
“Educational Regionalism: Building Thriving School Systems for All"
Dr. Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, Assistant Professor for Educational Leadership, Virginia Commonwealth University
Lunch catered by Kinsfolk

November 4
“The Value of Transgenerational Leadership”
Alexsis Rodgers, Policy Director, Office of Lieutenant Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia
Lunch catered by Big Daddy's Barbecue & Ribs

November 11
“Politics and Elections”
Jeff Schapiro, Political Reporter and Columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch
Lunch catered by Cafe Rustica 

October 7
“What’s Keeping Richmond from Thriving?"
Michael Paul WilliamsColumnist for the Richmond Times-Disptach
Lunch catered by Peking Restaurant

October 14
"Social Justice is Smart Public Policy—Making the Case for Building Communities of Opportunity"
Laura LafayetteChief Executive Officer, Richmond Association of Realtors
Lunch catered by Ellwood Thompson's

October 21
“Divided: Segregation by Transportation"
The Reverend Ben CampbellPastoral Associate for St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Lunch catered by Mosaic Restaurant

Eyes on Richmond is a weekly speaker forum hosted by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Downtown Richmond. The forum covers a breadth of issues relevant to the city of Richmond, as well as food catered by local restaurants. The audience is invited to actively participate in the discussion; a question and answer period follows the presentation. 2016 will mark the 19th season of this educational outreach ministry. 

Media Sponsor

Special thanks to WCVE Radio/Community Idea Stations, our Eyes on Richmond Media Sponsor.