The Equity Center, U.Va.

The Equity Center

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

The Girls Are All Write Creative Writing Program

In Charlottesville, African-Americans are nearly five times more likely to be arrested than whites

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  • Community Fellows-In-Residence Program

     
  • The Girls Are All Write Creative Writing Program

  • In Charlottesville, African-Americans are nearly five times more likely to be arrested than whites

  • "Giving Thanks" - Community Launch of the Equity Center is on Nov. 14-15

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 

Curry Research Lectureship Series: Dr. Bianca Baldridge

Reimagining Youth Work(ers) and the Ongoing Struggle for Racial Justice

Dr. Bianca Baldridge

 

Bianca J. Baldridge is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin,

Madison. As a sociologist of education, Bianca’s scholarship explores the socio-political context of community-based youth

work and afterschool education. Bianca’s research critically examines the confluence of race, class, and gender, and its impact

Three years later, Charlottesville looks to educator Benjamin Tonsler’s legacy

"There’s a deadly paradox here. This virus is amplifying racial inequities with a disproportionate impact on the Black and Latinx communities, locally as well as nationally. To limit in-person school is to honor the health of the Black and brown community. But without radical thinking and quick action, we risk perpetuating educational inequities."

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