Henrico, Va. June 17, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools’ “Community Conversations” series continues Tuesday at 6 p.m., as an online panel of HCPS high school students discusses issues of racism, injustice and inequity. The conversations are part of HCPS’ Family Learning Series workshops.


For details and information about how to easily join the discussion using Google Meet, go to https://henricoschools.us/family-learning-series/. No registration is required. Only the first 250 virtual attendees will be able to participate and comment during the discussion. If the audience is larger than 250, those participants will be able to see and hear the discussion using a livestream link that will appear on the Family Learning Series page. The session will also be recorded and posted online for additional viewing.


The virtual discussion series originated in response to global protests sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. The every-other-week discussions debuted June 8 with a panel of Henrico school leaders. There are three more discussions planned, the last set for Aug. 3. Adrienne Cole Johnson, director of the school division’s Department of Family and Community Engagement, moderates the discussions.


Community Conversations: Student Voices

When: June 23 from 6-7 p.m.

How to attend: Google Meet workshop accessible by weblink or phone.

Student panelists from across Henrico County will discuss their perspectives on racial equity and their experiences in Henrico County Public Schools. They will also talk about ways they’ve promoted change in their schools and community.


For questions, email presource@henrico.k12.va.us or call 804-652-3787.


The session was initially scheduled for Monday, but was moved to accommodate HCPS’ closure in observance of Juneteenth.


Several other virtual workshops will also take place in June as part of HCPS’ Family Learning Series. To find out more and see videos of past workshops, go to henricoschools.us and look under “Hot Topics” or go to https://henricoschools.us/family-learning-series/.