Education & Events

Upcoming Presentation with Joe Cobb

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Join Joe Cobb as he discusses the creation of a ritual and healing program centered around the removal of bodies from Old Lick and City Farm cemeteries to the Coyner Springs Cemetery in the late 1950’s as part of urban renewal in Roanoke, Virginia. A journey through the history and impact of this time in Roanoke's past will provide a way to more fully address the generational trauma on many people then and now through a process of healing

free Webinars, book studies, and community discussions

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Contact SERV if your organization would like to contract to present a SERV training/webinar or lead a group discussion. See below under "past topics" to learn more about what we offer. All proceeds from presentations help fund our equity and diversity work in the Roanoke Valley.

Past topics

13th Documentary Discussion

Implicit Bias

Systemic Racism

Disrupting Racism

Discussing Race with Children


Book Study: White Fragility

Book Study: Stamped

Community Discussions on Equity in Roanoke City - helping to form the Roanoke City Interwoven Equity Strategic Plan

Book Study: Root Shock


Community events

Past Events

SERV and Joe Cobb: "Honoring Their Breaths": June 2, 2021

Roanoke City's Diversity Advisory Council's 2021 "Our Diverse City" Conference: January 27, 2021

SERV was a Community Sponsor of Roanoke Community Beautification Day: 2020 and 2021

Gainsboro Tour with Jordan Bell: August 22, 2020