Activism, Democracy, Diversity, Social Justice

The Long Run

In the short run.Looking starkly at the civil unrest and violence occurring in many cities in the US in the wake of the revelation of George Floyd’s murder by a former police officer Derek Chauvin, it is only natural to ask what can be done to end the…

By Martin Davidson-
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UVA Reflection Conversation Schedule, August 12, 2017

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…

By Martin Davidson-
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Understanding the Context for the Unite the Right Rally: A Summary

Earlier in 2017, Charlottesville City Council voted unanimously to rename Lee and Jackson parks in downtown Charlottesville to Emancipation and Justice parks, respectively. The vote came following a previous decision to remove statues of Confederate Civil War generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson.Many communities are debating…

By Martin Davidson-
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Recap of the July 10 Community Conversation

Dear Darden Faculty, Staff and Students:On Monday, July 10, the Darden community in Charlottesville convened to discuss the experience and impact of the July 8 rally in Charlottesville by the Klu Klux Klan (KKK). As many of you know, the event transpired fairly peacefully with 50 KKK members rallying…

By Martin Davidson-
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