The Equity Center, U.Va.

The Equity Center

A UVA Democracy Initiative center for the redress of inequity through community-engaged scholarship

 

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2020 - 2021 Annual Report

Learn about our community-engaged work from the past year

Equity Center research presented at the National Association for Bilingual Education

Isabel Vargas and Lucy Montalvo shared their Multilingual Tutors Program

_mpathic design: The Great Migration selected for 2022 ASCA award

Faculty Director of Design Justice, Elgin Cleckley, was awarded a Creative Achievement Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA).

2021 Community Fellow-in-Resident Benita Mayo published in Virginia Quarterly

Her photodocumentary series capturing Black maternity and childbirth experiences featured

Picturing Climate Justice

Exhibit at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

Starr Hill Pathways

Learn more about our newest and most ambitious program for local middle schoolers

UVA Equity Center Provides Middle School Students a College Experience

Starr Hill Pathways Summer Program launched in summer 2022

This report is intended to assist Albemarle County Public Schools decision makers in developing programs that help students meet with success. The information in this report can be used to inform equitable learning recovery during the 2021-2022 school year and beyond.

Citation: Kyshia Henderson, Samuel Powers, Michele Claibourn, Jazmin L. Brown-Iannuzzi, Sophie Trawalter, "Confederate monuments and the history of lynching in the American South: An empirical examination," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Oct 2021, 118 (42) e2103519118; DOI: 10.10

Actionable Steps

Social media presents a myriad of tweets, commentary, and opinions on the events of the last few weeks. Rage, anger, disbelief , grief and in some cases  those who choose to deflect from the underlying cause of it all - systematic racism. I have hesitated adding to this range of emotion with the thought that my voice wouldn’t make a difference - that it wouldn’t change anything. But I realized while we can’t change what happened, we do have the power to change this from this occurring again. Allow me to offer some perspective. - Ben Allen, Ed.D; Executive Director, UVA Equity Center 

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