Our nation’s capital is about to turn a million different colors and we here in RVA don’t have much of an excuse not to go! Check out the list of events below!
Chris Kluwe will serve as Grand Marshal for the Parade this year. Kluwe is a former NFL punter, writer, one-time violin prod igy, human rights advocate, and obsessive gamer. Kluwe graduated from UCLA with a double major in history and political science and played for the Minnesota Vikings for eight years. He is the author of the acclaimed essay collection Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies:On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football and Assorted Absurdities and has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Salon, as well as on The Colbert Report, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, NPR’s Weekend Edition, and Ellen. Kluwe recently spoke at TED about the future of virtual reality technology and its connection to building a more empathetic society, and he regularly makes presentations at major corporations, universities, and human rights organizations.