Summer in the City 2022

Summer in the City excursions for University of Richmond faculty and staff highlight some of our favorite Richmond destinations. This year’s Summer in the City series returns to in-person excursions that take you to spaces of history, transformation, and community engagement. Transportation and boxed lunches will be provided. Registration is required and opens on Thursday, May 26.

Thursday, June 9, 11:30-1:30 p.m.
Legacy Farm

Join us for an excursion that highlights the work of Legacy Farm, an urban farming project through Church Hill Activities & Tutoring (CHAT)'s Workforce Development Program. Located in Richmond's East End, it has become "a community of young BIPOC farmers, embodying their role as stewards of the land and committed to sowing seeds of justice as we seek reciprocity, restoration and unity." During lunch we will view an episode of Duron Chavis' Black Space Matters video series where he interviews Allison Hurst of Legacy Farm about the joys and challenges of urban farming. Afterwards, we will stop by Legacy Farm before returning to campus. Boxed lunches will be provided by Front Porch Cafe, a business with CHAT's Workforce Development Program.


Thursday, June 16, 11:30-1:30 p.m.
Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity 

Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity has a vision of a world where everyone has equitable access to a safe, quality, and affordable place to call home. Recently they received a $4.5 million gift from MacKenzie Scott to help them address the affordable housing shortage in our community. Will Keenan, Habitat for Humanity's community engagement manager, will join us at a Habitat build site in Church Hill to share their vision and how you can get involved. Boxed lunches will be provided from Soul N' Vinegar.


Thursday, June 23, 11:30-1:30 p.m.
Virginia Museum of History & Culture

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture recently transformed nearly two-thirds of their 250,000-square-foot building—the most extensive transformation in their nearly 200-year history. Enjoy the opportunity to see their new spaces and current exhibitions. Maggie Creech, manager of museum programs, will welcome us to the museum and offer an introduction. Boxed lunches will be provided from the new museum café.