Browsing Category: Democracy

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-
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-
Democracy, Diversity, Solidarity

Beyond Heated Conversation….

During the past few days, articles have appeared in the local and national news about a torchlit protest and subsequent candlelit vigil in Charlottesville that took place over the course of this past weekend. It’s important to understand what has prompted these events. Over the course of the past…

By Melissa Thomas-Hunt-
Activism, Democracy, Diversity, Intersectionality, leveraging difference, Social Justice

University of Virginia Hosts Anita Hill as Keynote Speaker for 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

 The University had the pleasure to host Professor Anita Hill as the keynote speaker for this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration at The Paramount Theater. Professor Hill became a national figure in 1991 when she testified against Clarence Thomas, who was nominated to succeed retiring…

By Taylor Barry-