Public Policy 101
October 9, 2014, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
305 E. 9 Mile Road
We’ve all heard the phrase “all politics is local” but what does that really mean? What’s the difference between politics and policy, and what happens when the two don’t agree? How do public officials shape policy, and what deals are done in private behind closed doors? Three of the Richmond Region’s youngest elected leaders will join HYPE for Public Policy 101, a follow-up event to the Greater Richmond Chamber’s Politics 101 program that concluded in September. Our panelists will share their insight into the public policy-making process, why it’s important that young professionals have an active voice in their local and state governments, and how you can get involved to make sure our government responds to what’s important to you as the next generation of civic leaders. The goal of this event is to support more YPs engaging in the political process and public service. It’s through this action that we can continue to improve RVA.
Pete Farrell, House of Delegates, Virginia General Assembly
Kristen Larson, School Board, Richmond City
Tyrone Nelson, Board of Supervisors, Henrico County
Mark Hickman, Panel Facilitator, Greater Richmond Chamber, Government and Community Affairs.
Free for HYPE subscribers
HandsOn Day 2014
October 18, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Hospital Hospitality House
612 E. Marshall Street
Our 2014-15 Adopt an Org., HandsOn Greater Richmond is organizing their 7th annual HandsOn Day and HYPE invites all RVA YPs to lend support to the region’s biggest volunteer day. Join the HYPE Team and sign up to give some love to the Hospital Hospitality House which is a 112 room hotel for patients receiving treatment at nearby hospitals and their families.
To brighten up the HHH building and its parking deck to make it even more welcoming to guests. In this project, volunteers will help make the overall building and the parking deck more cheerful by performing the following tasks:
• Scrape old paint from the walls
• Wipe down and sand walls
• Add a coat of fresh paint
• Wipe down walls of parking deck and ramp
• Use paint rolls and brushes to paint the parking deck white
• Help clean brushes and pick up painting supplies at the end of the project Following the completion of our project, the HYPE Team is invited to celebrate with the other 1,000 volunteers at Hardywood Park Brewery.
YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU PLAN ON VOLUNTEERING:
Making Art History with Dr. Lisa Freiman
October 29, 2014, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Free Agents Marketing
4800 Cox Road, Suite 100
Between the abundant tattoo shops and increasing number of murals, RVA is a city that has embraced its pulsating art scene. This is further echoed in the recent ground breaking of VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA). This 35 million dollar project located at the intersection of Belvidere and Broad, promises to be innovative, ever-changing and always challenging. The Director of the ICA, Dr. Lisa Freiman will share her leadership vision for the project as well as give attendees a first look at how the ICA will become a catalyst for new experiences that will enrich the lives of Richmonders, students and tourists alike. Check out the progress already happening on the site’s webcam!
Free for HYPE subscribers