September 22, 2023

Virginia Forum with Andy Ngo

Richmond, VA
07:00 PM

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Join The Virginia Council and our friends at Common Sense Society (CSS) for the inaugural Virginia Forum featuring Andy Ngo, editor-at-large for The Post Millennial, and author of New York Times bestseller Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy. Ngo’s award-winning investigative journalism through 2020-2021 uncovered connections between Antifa and the riots happening in Portland, Oregon and Richmond, Virginia.

He continues that work today, exposing the ties between Antifa and other ideological movements—many of which are threatening civil discourse and the rule of law in the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Council is made up of Virginians who are passionate about confronting these threats and promoting the values and traditions that make our communities thrive.

Hundreds of concerned (yet motivated) citizens joined us at our February 2023 event, featuring a thoughtful conversation about free speech between The War on the West author Douglas Murray and Richmond WRVA host and The Virginia Council founding chairman John Reid. We look forward to continuing that momentum. Register today and be a part of building a more prosperous Virginia.

Sponsorships are available here. If you prefer to sponsor by check, please make your check out to The Virginia Council and mail to us at: 118 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314.


Note that tickets will NOT be available for purchase at the door. Please be prepared to present a photo I.D. at registration.


Featured Speakers

​​Mr. Andy Ngo is an independent journalist and photographer. He lives under threat for his reporting and expertise on American antifa. He has testified before the U.S. Congress and appeared on countless television shows, radio programs, and podcasts. His journalism has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Newsweek, National Review, Fox News, and more. Andy is currently the editor-at-large at The Post Millennial.

Mr. John Reid is founding chairman of The Virginia Council, and in that role leads a team of educators and activists who are committed to preserving Virginia’s cultural heritage and best traditions. He is also an award-winning host of one of America’s longest running morning shows at NewsRadio WRVA in Richmond. He speaks across the Commonwealth and United States to audiences offering analysis of global politics and advocating for smart, proven, conservative public policy and effective communications messages that challenge stereotypes and forge new solutions to old problems. Reid previously served as the director of editorial communications for the U.S Chamber of Commerce and was senate communications director for U.S. Senator George Allen of Virginia. He was also elected and served as the president of the bi-partisan U.S. Senate Press Secretaries Association. Reid was also a Richmond television news anchor, an investigative reporter, and led communications seminars for the new parliament of Iraq in Baghdad during the war. During the turmoil of the so-called “Arab Spring,” Reid became a partner and director of international development in one of Washington, D.C.’s most influential global consulting firms and was based in the Middle East. Reid has successfully climbed to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, scuba dived the Great Barrier Reef, camped on safari in the African Serengeti, and kayaked with humpback whales in Antarctica. He is a 1992 graduate of Baylor University and resides in Richmond.


With Generous Support From

Bronze Sponsors

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Blackburn
Dr. and Mrs. James G. Hunter Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Brad Jones Sr.


Friend of The Virginia Council Sponsors

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Arnold
Mrs. Mary Eure
Mr. Lloyd Garnett
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan E. Kennedy Jr.
The Middle Resolution
Praxis Circle
Mrs. Lunelle Siegel
Dr. and Mrs. Charles V. Terry
The Virginia Tea Party


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