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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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Invitation to a Community Conversation for July 10, 2017

To: Faculty, Staff and StudentsSubject: Invitation to a Community ConversationMessage From Dean Scott Beardsley and Senior Associate Dean and Global Chief Diversity Officer Martin DavidsonDear Darden Faculty, Staff and Students:At Darden, we strive to build and sustain a resilient, diverse and inclusive community. From time to…

By Martin Davidson-