On Saturday, Aug. 12, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the University is offering a day of events displaying its commitment to mutual respect and inclusion. Faculty and staff will facilitate discussions on constitutional rights and citizenship; community dynamics and polarization; local history; and other related topics, all focused around the overarching theme of peaceable democracy. The discussions are free and open to the public. See Events Planned for August 12 for more details.

Schedule of Events for On-Grounds Teach-In on Saturday, August 12
*Indicates a “teen friendly” event

11:00 a.m.:

  • Panel on Local African American Heritage
    • Niya Bates, Clemons 407
  • “Shame or Dialogue? Paradoxes of Activism”
    • Rachel Whal, Clemons Vislounge
  • The Charlottesville Clergy Collective
    • Pastor Alvin Edwards, Clemons 4th Floor Seating
  • “Intolerance of Intolerance”
    • Provost Tom Katsouleas, Alderman 421
  • “Creating a New Future: Addressing the Problem Behind the Problem” *
    • Suzanne Moomaw, Alderman Journal Room
  • “The New Smokestacks? Race, Place and the Social Responsibilities of Universities and Medical Centers”
    • Guian McKee, Alderman Scholar’s Lab
  • White Like Me (Film Screening)
    • Followed by a Discussion with Joanna Williams, Harrison Small Auditorium

12:00 p.m.:

  • Community Pot-Luck on Clemons Terrace (until 2:00 pm)
    • Sponsored by Student National Medical Association (SNMA), Mulholland Society, Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), qMD and UVA Health System’s Discriminatory Behavior Committee and Task Force with funding from the Offices of Diversity of the School of Medicine, McIntire, Nursing, Darden, and Engineering
  • “Intolerance of Intolerance”
    • Provost Tom Katsouleas, Clemons 4th Floor Seating
  • “A Refugee’s Journey: Fleeing War, The Long Wait, and The Hope of Starting Over in America” *
    • Christine Mahoney, Clemons 407
  • “Race and Education” *
    • Natalia Palacios, Clemons Vislounge
  • “Eugenics and Diversity”
    • Gregory Townsend, Alderman 421
  • “History and the Value of Shame”
    • Richard Handler, Alderman Scholar’s Lab

12:30 p.m.:

  • “From the Many, One Pluralism and American Identity in the Coming Century”
    • Chuck Mathewes, Clemons 407
  • I am Not Your Negro (Film Screening)
    • Followed by a Discussion with Joanna Williams, Harrison Small Auditorium

1:00 p.m.: Student Voices

  • Green Dot Training
    • Galen Green and Care Shoaibi, Clemons 407
  • If You’re Reading This
    • Ryan Keen, Alderman Journal Room
  • UndocuAlly Training
    • Mel Borja, Alderman Scholar’s Lab

1:00 p.m.:

  • “What Democracy Sounds Like: Gentle Collectivity Through Improvised Song”*
    • Michelle Kisliuk, Clemons 4th Floor Seating
  • “Freedom of Speech and Assembly: What is Protected and What is Not”
    • Douglas Laycock, Alderman 421

1:30 p.m.:

  • “Mad or Madisonian? Deliberating Across Difference” *
    • Lynn Sanders, Alderman Journal Room

2:00 p.m.:

  • “The Future of Health Care Reform”
    • Mimi Riley, Clemons Vislounge
  • “I Dream America: A Story of Unrequited Love”
    • John Gates, Clemons 4th Floor Seating
  • “Power of the Margin: How to Change Institutions When You are the Minority”
    • Martin Davidson, Alderman 421
  • “History of the KKK in Charlottesville: Past and Present”
    • John Mason, Alderman Journal Room

2:30 p.m.:

  • “The Demographics of Race in Charlottesville” *
    • Qian Cai, Alderman Scholar’s Lab

3:00 p.m.:

  • “What’s Right about Conservatives Today?”
    • Bill Antholis, Clemons, Vislounge
  • “Bioethics in a Divided Society: Deciding about Death, Genes, and Health Inequalities” *
    • James Childress, Clemons 4th Floor Seating
  • “Enfranchising Citizens in the United States: A Short History” *
    • Brian Balogh and Ed Ayers, Alderman 421
  • “Encouraging Diversity through Communication of the Value of our Science and Engineering” *
    • Pamela Norris, Alderman Scholar’s Lab

3:30 p.m.:

  • That World is Gone: Race and Displacement in a Southern Town (Film Screening)
    • Followed by a Q and A Session with the Filmmakers (Hannah Ayers and Lance Warren), Harrison Small Auditorium

4:00 p.m.:

  • “What Do They Believe? Beliefs Held by “Unite the Right” Groups” *
    • Gabriel Finder, Clemons 407
  • “Democracy Under Siege: Gleanings from African American Prophetic Thinkers” *
    • Xavier Pickett, Clemons Vislounge
  • “Jazz is Black Music: Acknowledging the Gift!” *
    • John D’earth, Clemons 4th Floor Seating
  • “Brave Space”*
    • Valencia Harvey, Alderman 421
  • “Organ Donation: A Community Built from the Ashes of an Impossible Day” *
    • Javier Provencio, Alderman Journal Room
  • “On the Importance of Public Space” *
    • Sophie Trawalter, Alderman Scholar’s Lab

4:10 p.m.:

  • An Outrage (Film Screening)
    • Followed by a Q and A Session with the Filmmakers (Hannah Ayers and Lance Warren), Harrison Small Auditorium

4:30 p.m.:

  • “Immigration: Facts and Fiction” *
    • David Leblang, Clemons 407