Diversity, Solidarity

Juneteenth: A Brief Guide

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam recently announced that Juneteenth would be recognized as a state holiday, with UVA President Jim Ryan following suit Wednesday afternoon. In the wake of the protests following the murder of George Floyd, and the surge in the Black Lives Matter movement,  Juneteenth takes on particular significance…

By Christie Julien-
Diversity, inclusion, Solidarity

Allyship Starter Pack: Books

Over the weekend, Dean Beardsley wrote about Darden’s commitment to action around issues of race and equity. He talked about actively dismantling racism and bias and how taking actions in that vein are central to being a business leader and a major part of helping black  students, staff, and…

By Christie Julien-
Social Justice

Taking Meaningful Action Against Racism

In her latest post in the Harvard Business Review, Professor Laura Morgan Roberts and Ella Washington partner to write an concise, precise and useful road map that organizations can use to support their black employees, and create lasting changes in the diversity and inclusion space.While conventional diversity, equity, and…

By Christie Julien-
Democracy, Diversity, inclusion, Social Justice

Nikole Hannah Jones Speaks at UVA

Journalist Nikole Hannah Jones, creator of the 1619 Project, visited UVA to dialogue with President Ryan and Charlottesville community leaders.  Hannah Jones’ 1619 Project explores how the legacy slavery shapes and informs the national narratives of the United States.  You can watch her talks in their entirety at the Democracy…

By Christie Julien-