February 5, 2023 3:00 pm

Inspired by the exhibition Contributions: African Americans in the Shenandoah Valley, this panel discussion will explore current Black-owned businesses in Winchester. Moderated by Carl Rush, chief equity officer for Loudoun County, the panel will include Terri Carter of T-Bones Bar & Grill, LaTasha Do’zia of Selah Theatre Project, and James Frisby of FASST Sports Performance Training discussing their challenges, inspirations, and successes as African American business owners. Local historian Judy Humbert will provide historical context.

Free. Register by February 4; register online or call 540-662-1473, ext. 240. Walk-ins welcome as space permits. Snow date: February 12. MSV admission fee applies to visit the galleries.

Winchester native Carl Rush was appointed Chief Equity Officer in Loudoun County, Virginia in 2021, charged with leading the county in modeling a comprehensive diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility strategy. Carl is a graduate of Shenandoah University, UVA Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service Senior Executive Institute, National Association of Counties (NaCo) Professional Leadership Academy. He is actively involved in the Winchester and Loudoun County communities, and several professional organizations.