Rev. Al Sharpton will lead a conversation about race and reconciliation that will be taped for MSNBC and other media outlets at Virginia Union University on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m.
The university released a statement in advance of the event that said, "In light of the recent blackface controversy surrounding Gov. Ralph Northam now, more than ever, we must convene a conversation regarding a path to move forward."
The conversation is titled "“Reflections on Faith, Community & Racial Reconciliation in the Commonwealth."
Sharpton is one of the most influential civil rights leaders today and a former White House advisor for President Barack Obama.
Several religious leaders will make remarks and Rev. Sharpton will serve as the keynote speaker in front of an audience of students from Virginia Union University.
The conversation will be held at Virginia Union University, Coburn Hall, Allix B. James Chapel, 1500 N. Lombardy St.