Skip to main content

Our galleries are temporarily closed for installation until September 9. Our building remains open to the public, including the ICA Shop, Community Media Center, and the exhibition Doing Language : Word Work. View the calendar to see ongoing in-person and virtual events.

decorative shadow image decorative shadow image

Provocations Performance: Duron Chavis

Free, no tickets required

Feb 8, 2019 – Feb 9, 2019

February 8, 4:00 pm //
February 9, 3:00 pm

Botanist and educator

Duron Chavis is an activist and urban gardener who currently serves as the Manager of Community Engagement at The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. While working at The Black History Museum, he founded Happily Natural Day, a festival focused on natural hair, holistic health, and black awareness, now in its 15th year. In 2009, he started the Richmond Noir Market, a farmer’s market targeting food deserts in low-income communities. On February 8, Chavis will lead a discussion on gentrification with local affordable housing experts and community advocates; on February 9 he will be joined by special musical guests, visiting artists, and craft vendors for an event celebrating Afroecology.

Video: Duron Chavis at TEDxRVA // @duronchavis