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Life can be overwhelming sometimes. We’ve all experienced it, and you aren’t alone. Come and develop your resiliency super power with RCC’s Wellness Warriors. Informal, no pressure gatherings on Zoom to learn about resources and strategies to help you be the best you can.

To request the Zoom link, email ljustice@rappahannock.edu

Upcoming meetings scheduled for:

Friday, April 22, 2022: PTK Induction Ceremony at Essex High School, Tappahannock.

April has been designated as Sexual Assault Awareness month. “The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) has announced that “Building Safe Online Spaces” will be the theme for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in 2022

Sexual Awareness Month Panel Discussion, Monday, April 25 at 12:30 pm. You are invited to join a panel discussion with representatives from The Haven, Virginia Anti-Violence Project, Avalon, and Thrive VA. These community agencies will discuss how they assist the community through services, programs, and resources.

For additional information, please contact Lorraine Justice at ljustice@rappahannock.edu.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://vccs.zoom.us/j/85132317977

Meeting ID: 851 3231 7977

Or dial:  301 715 8592
Meeting ID: 851 3231 7977

The month of March is designated as Women’s History Month–a time to encourage and celebrate the vital role women have played in American history.

On March 23 RCC hosted a panel discussion titled, “Women Inspirational Authors.” The panel featured Dr. Kelly Fanto Deetz, Director of Education, Programming and Visitor Engagement at Stratford Hall Plantation in Virginia and Co-CEO History Arts and Science Action Network; Wynette Richardson, educator and former VCCS English professor; and Lisa Anderson, human resources professional.

Facilitated by Dr. Gena McKinley, RCC English professor. Dr. Kennedy provided the welcome.

In case you missed it, you can watch the presentation at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da3miQPwWp8


ODUOnline Virtual Hangout Sessions via Zoom hosted on Wednesdays from 2 pm to 4 pm
Casual, drop-in zoom setting where students can ask questions about transfer. 

Zoom Linkhttps://odu.zoom.us/j/98536623578


Rappahannock Community College celebrates and honors the lives and legacies of African Americans throughout the year with inclusion and programming to support our students, faculty, staff and our community members.  The month of February has been recognized as Black History Month when our nation reflects “on more than 400 years of Black history and heritage” (blackhistorymonth.gov, 2022).  During this month, we celebrate the achievements by African Americans nationwide and locally.

RCC will be hosting several events throughout the month of February.

Wednesday, February 2, 12:30 pm to 1:25 pm: Panel discussion via zoom titled Thomas Washington’s Life Mattered. If you missed the live event, watch the recording at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnYV41VeLks

  • Learn about the process and the steps that were taken to bring to light the dark history in Essex county where in 1896, Thomas Washington, a Black man was lynched by a mob, and where a historic marker now stands. Soil collected from the site will also be displayed at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama.  The panel members include two local community leaders, Reginald Carter and Bessida Cauthorne-White, as well as Sarah Pope, a descendant of the coroner who investigated the crime.  They will discuss activism, the importance of using your voice in your community, and the work of communities across the nation to engage in genuine and sustained efforts that advance a new era of truth and justice by confronting racial history in a way most communities have never done.

To learn more about  the dedication of the marker please read information from The Virginia Department of Historic Resources https://www.dhr.virginia.gov/press_releases/a-state-historical-marker-to-be-dedicated-in-essex-county/.  To learn more about the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Alabama: https://museumandmemorial.eji.org/memorial

Wednesday, February 16, 12:30 to 1:25 pm: Discussion via Zoom of the Capital Emmy-nominated film, The Hail-Storm: John Dabney in Virginia.

  • The movie accounts the life of John Dabney who “was a giant of 19th-century Richmond high society,” a fixture at sophisticated society events, and a family man who left a legacy to his family and community despite living the first 41 years of his life enslaved. Meet the film makers, Hannah Ayers and Lance Warren, and scholarly advisor/cast member Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, as we discuss the making of the film and its impact on black history.

Prior to the event, watch the movie The Hail-Storm: John Dabney in Virginia:   https://www.hailstormdabney.com/watch

To receive the Zoom link, please contact Lorraine Justice, Director of the Student Support Services program by email ljustice@rappahannock.edu.