Virginia Beach Forum



World War II Heroes and the Home Front
Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Virginia Beach Forum will honor local veterans of World War II while also recalling the incredible impact that conflict had on the home front here in Hampton Roads.  Guests will hear from vets and view scenes from a compelling new documentary about Honor Flight, a national organization with a local chapter that coordinates plane and bus trips to the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C.  Historians and longtime residents, including former Congressman Bill Whitehurst, will describe the dramatic growth that occurred in the area in the 1940’s and how the local populace sacrificed to support the war effort. The audience will also learn about a German POW camp that existed less than a mile from the Sandler Center. World War II veterans and one guest can each receive a free ticket by calling 757-504-4327. 

Presented by TowneBank with support from WVEC TV and
the Virginia Beach Public Library.

Benjamin Carson M.D. Renowned Pediatric Neurosurgeon
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Ben Carson's remarkable journey from tough, inner-city youth to history-making neurosurgeon celebrates and illustrates the power we all have to excel and influence others. Carson's riveting presentation inspires audiences to take charge of their lives, no matter what obstacles confront them. He captivates people with a compelling presentation that's humorous, insightful and thought provoking showing them the keys to turning great challenges into still greater triumphs. Carson had to take his own advice recently when an aggressive form of cancer struck and his focus turned to survival and recovery. It was just the latest chapter in Carson's life, once again proving the power of the determined mind. Carson's life is chronicled in the original TNT movie, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story staring Oscar winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. He is author of several books including the New York Times best seller, America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great (January 2012).

Presented by Norfolk State University


Ashley Judd Acclaimed actress and humanitarian
Monday, April 28, 2014

We regret to announce that the Ashley Judd speaking event scheduled for March 19, 2014 at the Sandler Center, has been rescheduled to Monday, April 28, 2014.

The change was necessary because of a scheduling conflict with the premiere of her latest movie “Divergent”.

We regret any inconvenience this rescheduling may cause you. All ticket holders will be able to use their tickets to the newly scheduled event.

Ashley Judd is a celebrated and acclaimed actress who has starred in more than 20 films, both box office hits and independent treasures, as well as on Broadway and television. She has been nominated for Golden Globes and Emmys, and has won a variety of critical awards, including a 2012 Emmy nomination for her work in "Missing:' In recent years, she has largely chosen to opt out of acting in order to focus on humanitarian work, including serving as board member, advocate and activist for poverty alleviation, public health, human rights, and social justice..

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