ChamberWomen Real Conversation: "The Census and Our Region" 9.19.19

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Name: ChamberWomen Real Conversation: "The Census and Our Region" 9.19.19
Date: September 19, 2019
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM EDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

The Census and our Region

The Census reveals a changing metro Richmond region that is now far more multiracial than in the past. These changes matter, and they are impacting K-12 schools and how our communities thrive.

Join Genevieve Singley-Hawley and Tom Shields for an "unpacking of the census" and what it means for our RVA region. 

This event is cosponsored by the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement.

Please note, the program will begin at 4:50 p.m. Registration starts at 4:30 p.m. 


Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, Ph.D

Dr. Genevieve Siegel-Hawley is an associate professor in the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. She examines the scope and dynamics of school segregation and resegregation in U.S. metropolitan areas, along with policies for promoting more integrated schools and communities. Siegel-Hawley has published numerous articles dealing with these topics in journals like Teachers College Record, the Harvard Educational Review, Educational Researcher, and the Urban Review. She is also the author of When the Fences Come Down: 21st Century Lessons from Metropolitan School Desegregation, an analysis of school and housing segregation in four southern metropolitan areas. Siegel-Hawley received her doctorate in urban schooling from UCLA and her master's in educational policy and management from Harvard. She is a Richmond native and a proud graduate of and former teacher in Richmond Public Schools. 

Thomas J. Shields, Ph.D

Dr. Thomas J. Shields is an associate professor of education and leadership studies, chair of graduate education, and the associate dean for academic and student affairs in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies at the University of Richmond. Shields also has a joint appointment in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies. He was the founding chair of the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program and the founding director of the Center for Leadership in Education. Shields has also taught at the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia. He has published articles in School Leadership & Management, Educational Administration Quarterly, Academic Exchange Quarterly, Journal of Black Studies, and Politics and Policy and opinion pieces in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Style Weekly, and Richmond Magazine. Prior to his work in academia, Shields was involved in politics in Virginia. He was one of the first staffers for Congressman Bobby Scott, who is currently the chairman of the House Education & Labor Committee. In 2009, Shields ran for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 73rd District. He is a graduate of the University of Scranton, where he majored in history. He received his master's degree in teaching and doctoral degree in public policy and administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

The event will start at 4:30 pm with check-in and connecting. The program will begin promptly at 5:00 pm. We'll end with a reception that will include very light hors d'oeuvres and beverages. 

The draft agenda will be:

  • 4:30-4:50 pm - Check-in and connecting
  • 4:50-6:00 pm - The Real Conversation on "The Census and Our Region" & Q&A
  • 5:50-6:30 pm - Reception and more connecting

Questions? Please contact Stephanie Phillips at 804-783-9350.

Event Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors

Bronze Sponsor


Alice Haynes Room of Tyler Haynes Commons
University of Richmond
270 Richmond Way
Richmond, Virginia 23173

Helpful Parking Information:

Parking is available in the lot past Robins School of Business (building 102).  Please disregard the permit-only signage. The event will be in the Alice Haynes Room on the first floor of Tyler Haynes Commons (building 270) overlooking Westhampton Lake. 

Parking is allowed in Lot U6 on this map ( off UR Drive. 

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Date/Time Information:
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Registration starts at 4:30 p.m.
We will begin the program promptly at 4:50 p.m.
Pre-registration closes at noon on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. To register by phone, call 804-783-9368. 
Contact Information:
Reservation Line 804-783-9368
In Advance: $40 members; $50 non-members
At the Door: $50 members; $65 non-members
Students: $25 (with proof of student ID at check-in)
Group Rate: $30 per person for group of 3 or more**

**If you are interested in purchasing group tickets or a student ticket, please contact Stephanie Phillips directly at 804-783-9350.
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