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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-
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-