Our theme: Standing Up and Speaking Up for Public Education!

We gathered this August 27, 2022 under the tents and picnic shelter at the Christiansburg Moose Lodge. We came together to combat racism, to speak up and stand up for public education, a hallmark of our great American democracy. The theme was public education, one of our greatest strengths and contributions to the free world.

Bring a Friend, Bring a Public School Student

In Person
Saturday, August 27, 2022, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
3:15 pm open for sign-in, program starts at 4:00 pm
Montgomery County Moose Lodge 1470
115 Farmview Rd NE, Christiansburg, VA 24073

Registration is closed. This event has already been held.


Keynote Speaker

Steve Cochran

“Why Voting is So Important to Stand Up and Speak Up for Public Education,” an educational presentation about the May 2022 Virginia Department of Education Report that says, “Virginia’s Current State: Lower Expectations, Wider Gaps, and Lack of Transparency.”

Followed by small group conversations for action facilitated by members of Dialogue on Race Education and Jim Crow-White Privilege Issue Groups.

Summer Summit Basics

People brought chairs and water to stay hydrated because it was summer in the New River Valley. Sheltered seating in the Moose Lodge picnic shelter was enjoyed. Some brought an umbrella to sit in the open.

We did not serve food this time due to COVID restrictions, but did provide iced bottled water.

We encouraged but didn’t require vaccinations as well as masks. Many organizers wore their masks, following state and federal guidelines as of August 27, 2022.

We enjoyed reconnecting and being together again in person.

Registration is closed. This event has already been held.