THURSDAY, September 17, 2020
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 13, 1990
Thirty years ago Virginians elected the first black Governor in the nation.
Join us for a day-long virtual event as we explore the significance of Governor Wilder’s historic inauguration. The symposium will feature a keynote address by the 66th Governor of Virginia, L. Douglas Wilder. Invited guests include Chief Judge Roger Gregory and
political commentator, Larry Sabato.
“There will be those who will tell you that you can’t make it because of how you look,
because of the way you talk. We all have heard that. I almost listened.”
- L. Douglas Wilder, 66th Governor of Virginia
This event is open to the public.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
9:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M. | Welcome & keynote with l. Douglas wilder
11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. | legal panel discussion: 30 years of judicial & legislative history
1:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. | student panel discussion: the importance of civic engagement
3:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. | 2020 election panel
4:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.| closing remarks
Brent Jackson & Associates, P.C.
VCU Office of the President Emeritus
McGuireWoods and McGuireWoods Consulting
Virginia Housing (formerly VHDA)
Eva and Michael Hardy
Dr. Harry Watkins and Dr. Arvat McClaine
Mr. & Mrs. Reginald Brown
Harrell & Chambliss LLP
Dr. Ronald A. and Dr. Betty Neal Crutcher
Drs. Basil and Susan Gooden
The Peay Family
VCU President's Office/Government Relations
Mr. Daniel A. Hoffler
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Craig White and Family