Two local theater companies have opened Richmond’s first Women’s Theatre festival celebrating stories of empowered female protagonists. TheatreLAB and 5th Wall Theatre present four rotating productions that celebrate the diversity and power of stories told by female voices.
Articles by Evie King
Members of the extremist group Westboro Baptist Church protested in Richmond today. The group was protesting Delegate Danica Roem, who is the first trans women to serve in the legislature, as well as VCU's stance on diversity and inclusion for all students.
Protestors arrived in busses from around the state and gathered on the steps of the Virginia state Capitol Saturday, continuing calls for Governor Ralph Northam to resign over a racist photo on his medical school yearbook page, and his support for legislation that would loosen state restrictions on abortion.
Richmond school board members met at Blackwell Elementary last night for a budget work session. teachers and community members voiced their support for more resources dedicated to a growing Latinx population on Richmond’s southside.
Richmond Public Schools held their annual State of the Schools address last night (Tuesday night). Superintendent Jason Kamras presented priorities to improve the city’s schools.
Citizens on both sides of the gun control debate rallied at the capitol today to advocate for their stance on firearms in the Commonwealth.
Today marks the official start of the 2019 Virginia General Assembly session. Last night, a group of local teachers and community members welcomed legislators to Richmond by holding up signs along 1-95.
Fifth-grader Manuela-Lynn Francis began last year at Barack Obama Elementary as a star student. Her favorite subject was math, she had straight A's, and loved going to school.
"One morning she was throwing up, she was so sick I actually had to convince her she couldn't go in... that's how much she loved school," said Tanya Francis, Manuela-Lynn’s mom.