One Love Festival

14th Annual One Love Festival

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 5:30 p.m. 
Location: Virginia Wesleyan University


How Shall We Remember?: The American Civil War Museum Grapples with the Legacies of Slavery and the Confederacy

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center
Speaker: Christy Coleman, CEO of the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, VA

In recent decades, museum collections and interpretations reflect that American history and culture have been undergoing considerable transformation. Lessons that were learned a generation ago have been challenged by new or expanded narratives that include the voices and experiences of previously marginalized people. Join Christy Coleman as she shares new scholarship about the depiction of our collective past, discusses questions around the display of Civil War symbols in public spaces, and reflects on issues of historical memory. 

Christy Coleman grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia and earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Hampton University. Sine 2008, she has served as CEO of the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, Virginia, where she has been instrumental in furthering discussion around the Civil War, its legacies, and its relevance to our lives today. Prior to returning to Virginia, Coleman served as president and CEO of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History in Detroit (the world’s largest such museum).

Sponsored by Pax Christi Hampton Roads in partnership with the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom


Largest Drum Circle in the World, Music, Spoken Word, and Poetry

Time: 2:00 – 5:30 p.m.  
Location: Batten Student Center, Marlin Grille
Organizer: Arthur Lopez, Facilitator, Organizer, and Instructor, Drum Your Dream

Drum Your Dream (DrumYourDream.com) organizer Arthur Lopez once again creates the “Largest Drum Circle in the World” http://largestdrumcircleintheworld.com/ . Everyone is invited to join this worldwide drumming experience, regardless of musical ability or experience. Hand percussion instruments are provided, or bring your own.

Performers include: Rick Mateo, former session musician for CBS, NBC and many famous performers, and One Love Festival founder; Briana Cornelius, nationally acclaimed composer and musician with an amazing vocal range; Linda Henderson, member of the East Coast Inspirational Singers and former backup singer for Patti Labelle; Black Lion Insurgents with Synnika Alekzander-Chizoba Loften, an award winning poet, educator, and recording artist.