HOPEx is a live speaker event designed to inspire new approaches to bridging the poverty gap through post-secondary education and training. In a TEDx type format, each presenter will provide their unique perspective on how education acts as a catalyst for change. Speakers will give idea-focused talks to provoke conversations surrounding the power of education. Guests will leave informed, challenged, and motivated to affect change in their community.
Speaker Slate: • Claiborne Deming – Chairman of Arkansas-based Murphy Oil Corp • Valerie Gregory – Retired Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Director of Outreach at UVA • Cainan Townsend – Director of Education and Outreach at the Moton Museum and grandson of a plaintiff in Brown v Board of Education • Walter Virgil – Chief Executive Officer, Get Fresh and Live. Advocate fighting the incarceration epidemic • Hank Hubbard and Dr. Owen Cardwell – Mr. Hubbard graduated from a segregated Dunbar High School and Dr. Cardwell was a member of the first class to integrate E.C. Glass High School.
In addition to the powerful speaker slate, a handful of Beacon of Hope graduates will perform short vignettes showcasing their talents and highlighting the opportunities Beacon of Hope has provided them.
HOPEx is brought to you by the generous support of our sponsors. Spotlight Sponsors include BWX Technologies, Inc., Centra Health, Framatome, Innovative Wireless Technologies, and Heartwood Capital Management. Our Signature Sponsor is U.S. Pipe and our Friend Sponsor for the event is Piedmont Community Health Plan.
Note that the event producer and Artist may change dates, times, and/or venues depending on the current COVID-19 environment. Ticket buyers will be updated by the Academy Center of the Arts staff, should any change to schedule or venue occurs.
General Admission: $60.00 plus taxes and fees
For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Box Office at (434) 846-8499.
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