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Event Summary


Join us for the 78th Public Square when we hear from local health officials and law enforcement on how the Richmond region is joining forces to battle opioid use in our communities.

Our panelists include:

The next Public Square will be help on Wednesday, September 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. We hope that you will join us and be part of the conversation.

RTD Public Square is free to attend, but registration is required. Registered attendees will be seated on a first-come, first-seated basis. Registration does not guarantee a seat at the event.

Richmond Times-Dispatch
300 East Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Event Details


The Times-Dispatch regularly moderates community discussions about topics important to the region.

We've held more than 75 Public Square sessions since starting the program in 2005 with the goal of presenting and encouraging dialogue, even debates and civil arguments, on major issues with the goal of serving as a catalyst for solutions.

The 90-minute discussions usually are held at The Times-Dispatch’s downtown offices. The discussions are moderated and there is often a panel of experts to help inform the audience. The topics we’ve covered include: crime, education, affordable housing, the ballpark debate, civility, health care, philanthropy, poverty and tourism.

The nationally recognized Public Squares are broadcast live on

Richmond Times-Dispatch