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VPM+ICA Community Media Center, is a free forum for community storytelling, offering podcasting workshops, training sessions and presentations for the next generation of media producers. (Courtesy of the Institute for Contemporary Art)

‘There’s a story only you can tell’: Step inside the new VPM + ICA Community Media Center

Nov. 5, 2021

The center, which is opening its physical doors for the first time, is a forum for community storytelling, and a way to find new voices that we need to hear.

Chioke I’Anson, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of African American Studies in VCU's College of Humanities and Sciences, and the ICA's director of community media. (Courtesy ICA)

Institute for Contemporary Art to host grand opening, tours of new media center on Nov. 5 and 6

Oct. 25, 2021

The opening of the VPM + ICA Community Media Center will also feature an event, “Listen for the Hook: Perfecting the First Five Minutes of Your Podcast” with Saidu Tejan-Thomas, host of the “Resistance” podcast.

Grace Gipson

Grace Gipson elected secretary of AAIHS executive board

Sept. 2, 2021

Gipson's two-year term will begin in January 2022.

Vivian Dzokoto

Vivian Dzokoto, Ph.D. publishes paper on spirituality

Aug. 27, 2021

The paper, titled "Sensing the presence of gods and spirits across cultures and faiths," explores the subject of sensory experiences and spirituality.

Grace Gipson

Gipson presents "Juneteenth: Why Our Day of Jubilation Matters."

June 17, 2021

The talk was presented by the Auburn Avenue Research Library in Atlanta.

Enjoli and Sesha Joi Moon's work on The JXN Project is unearthing under-told truths about Richmond's Jackson Ward neighborhood and the pivotal role it plays in the evolution of the Black American experience. (Keshia Eugene)

Enjoli and Sesha Joi Moon’s JXN Project is an effort to tell Black Richmond stories ‘truthfully and completely’

June 16, 2021

Their work, which celebrates 150 years of history in Jackson Ward, is capturing the neighborhood's pivotal role in the evolution of the Black American experience.

crowd of graduates in commencement regalia

May 2021 Graduation

May 15, 2021

The Department of African American Studies congratulates its May 2021 graduates.

A podcast by VCU students, “When Time Slows Down,” is one of 10 finalists in the NPR Student Podcast Challenge: College Edition. Winners will be featured in segments on “Morning Edition” or “All Things Considered.” (Max Schlickenmeyer, University Marketing)

Podcast by VCU students on graffiti-covered Confederate monuments named a finalist in NPR national contest

April 2, 2021

The podcast, “When Time Slows Down,” is one of 10 finalists in the NPR Student Podcast Challenge: College Edition. Winners will be featured in segments on “Morning Edition” or “All Things Considered.”

The Stonewall Jackson monument in Richmond is removed from its plinth last summer. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

VCU Publishing seeking contributions to ‘Imagining Black Futures in Richmond’

March 16, 2021

The online anthology aims to reveal legacies of harm and envision new futures.

The VPM + ICA Community Media Center, which opened virtually last fall and is scheduled to open for in-person recording this fall, will train and educate students and members of the community to become audio producers, offering podcasting workshops as well as training sessions and presentations. (Getty Images)

Discovering new voices at the VPM + ICA Community Media Center

March 9, 2021

The center, which helps students and Richmonders create podcasts, is a forum for community storytelling, and a way to “find new voices that we need to hear.”