Thousands of teenagers across the UK will have school lessons in mindfulness in an experiment designed to see if it can protect against mental illness.
In this next “in conversation” video, Dr. Virgil Wood talks about the Alexander Wood legacy, the Julius Rosenwald school he attended as a young child and the community that nurtured him, and the concept of a Deep Woods memorial park that is under development in Texas.
The Beloved Community Initiative is pleased to announce the new “In Conversation” series that begins with several short conversations with Dr. Virgil Wood. The videos below capture Dr. Wood’s perspective on a broad range of issues relating to the Beloved Community and Beloved Economy. In the first video, Dr. Wood tells the story of how […]
Dr. Virgil Wood was recently interviewed by Prof. Saida Grundy for the The Undefeated, during which he reflects on his work with his lifelong friend Rev. Cordy Tindell “C.T.” Vivian, who sadly passed on July 17. Rev. Vivian was 95. C.T. Vivian seemed to muster courage in the face of violence
At 4:30pm on Thursday, Dec 13, 2018, Dr. Virgil Wood, Dr. Carlos Phillips, Dr. Owen Cardwell, Dr. Ralph Hall, and Dr. Ryan Hulbert will be speaking at Booker T. Washington High School in Houston about “Lifting the Veil of Ignorance, Reversing the Jail Trail, and Jump Starting Viable Economic Futures for All.” Please come and join […]
On Tuesday, November 27, the VT-VUU Beloved Community Initiative (BCI) held its 2018 Essay Contest Awards Ceremony and Humanities Summit. During the event, three of the six winning students read their essays to the event participants and engaged in a conversation about their essays with Dr. Virgil Wood (Church Leader, Educator, and Civil Rights Activist) […]
The 2018 Beloved Community Initiative Humanities Summit (from 1:30-5:00pm on Tuesday, Nov 27) can now be watched live via Facebook and Zoom. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/184681032460304/ Zoom: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/364408033 The event will feature the following sessions: 1:30 – 2:45 PM: The History of the Civil Rights Movement through the Lens of the Winning Essays and the Ancestors Panel host: Prof. Sylvester Johnson (Director of the […]
The School of Public and International Affairs, in partnership with the Center for Humanities, and Virginia Union University, present The Beloved Community Initiative Event that will be coinciding with the Advancing the Human Condition Symposium on November 27. The Beloved Community Initiative is a partnership between VT and Virginia Union University to explore and advance Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s conception of the Beloved […]
The upcoming budget for the Chicago Public Schools will rely on $500 million in yet-to-be-enacted pension savings by Illinois, school officials said on Monday.