haustalk, A Socially Conscious Networking Event That Provokes Dialogue To Improve Greater Richmond:
The Creative Impact Series: The Richmond Art and Design Community confronts Ethical and Racial Stereotypes in Mass Media
The third season haustalk presents, a socially conscious networking event where the Greater Richmond community discusses community based social justice and business issues that will improve the quality of life for people that live and work in the area.
Thinkhaus is a socially conscious graphic design and consulting company operating in Richmond Virginia and Salina Kansas area. We work with progressive and emerging businesses and organizations to provide them with sustainable design solutions and brand strategies.
Socially conscious attitudes and behaviors are no longer buzzwords and are important to the local economy and culture. “We developed haustalk to engage people, to get them thinking and talking… After two years of dialog it is good to see more people aspiring and responding to socially conscious issues and having an influence on surrounding areas.,” says president, John O’Neill and Thinkahus partner Jill Wagner.
Thinkhaus is hosting “The Creative Impact Series.” The first haustalk event, Richmond Creative Professionals You Should Know, will take place on October 26th 6:30PM - 8:30PM, located at the Virginia Center for Architecture. Don’t miss this inspiring event to better understanding how our unique creative community enriches the Richmond metropolitan culture.
The 2nd haustalk event, Ethical and Racial Stereotypes in Mass Media, will take place on November 3rd at 7:00PM, located at the Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia. The event will be held in Harris Hall inside of the Colson Auditorium.
Students at the university will discuss Ethical and Racial Stereotypes in Mass Media at the event illustrating how stereotypes in mass media delays progress for social equality. The Conciliation Project, a social justice theater arts organization that conducts performances about racism will lead a discussion about the impact of racism in America. “The organization is concerned with uncovering the truth, the history that was not told.,” says Tawnya Pettiford-Wates, artistic director of The Conciliation Project. For the past two years Thinkhaus and The Conciliation Project have worked together to create dialogue on the topic.
We welcome the public to join with the Virginia State University campus community for enlightenment and engaging dialog that will make a difference in our emerging community.
Thinkhaus is committed to providing sustainable graphic design services that foster meaningful change and community advancement by supporting the growth of ethical businesses. Our client’s represent a wide range of industries and needs, but are united by a desire to build connections with consumers and with the communities they serve. The company has a multi-disciplinary approach of print design, web-based media, brand identity development, signage and environmental graphics. We provide socially conscious consulting and design services to generate eco-friendly and financially sustainable design solutions. www.thinkhausdesign.com
The Conciliation Project is a social justice theater arts organization in Richmond, Virginia representing our country’s cultural landscape; their dramatic productions illuminate the distortions of America’s racial history and provide an honest interrogation, while including marginalized, under-represented and unheard voices. Their engagements are geared toward businesses, organizations and communities to help in the process of eliminating racial and cultural stereotypes and the movement toward a more just and equal world. The Conciliation Project offers the following interactions:
• Dialogue sessions’
• Lectures www.theconciliationproject.org
The Virginia Center for Architecture invites the public to explore the power and importance of architecture through exhibitions, educational programs, publications, and its stewardship of a historic landmark. In 2003, the Virginia Center for Architecture Foundation, facing a golden anniversary and a new century, purchased the landmark Tudor-Revival mansion designed by John Russell Pope, one of America’s major architects. This new museum on Monument Avenue, serving the Commonwealth, expands exponentially the Foundation’s ability to provide exhibitions and programs to educate and entertain Virginians and visitors, and transforms it from its beginnings as a scholarship fund to a public cultural institution. www.virginiaarchitecture.org
Virginia State University is a historically black and Land-grant University located in Petersburg, Virginia, in the Richmond area. Founded on March 6, 1882, Virginia State was the United State’s first fully state-supported four-year institution of higher learning for African Americans. The university is a member school of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund.
We look forward to seeing you at the fall 2010 Creative Impact haustalk Series!