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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  • 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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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 

Community Wealth Building and the Reconstruction of American Democracy

Edited by Melody C. Barnes, Co-Director of the Democracy Initiative, Dorothy Danforth Compton Professor and Professor of Practice in the Miller Center of Public Affairs, and a Distinguished Fellow in the School of Law at the University of Virginia, Corey D.B. Walker, Wake Forest Professor of the Humanities, Wake Forest University and Thad M. Williamson, Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law, University of Richmond, US

Disorientation as a Learning Objective: Applying Transformational Learning Theory in Participatory Action Pedagogy

Abstract: As the field of planning stretches toward redressing the injustices of past land use patterns through reparative practices, student learning needs to include socio-emotional, as well as technical and intellectual, skill-building. Pedagogy should increase the planner’s ability to recognize systems of oppression and center lived expertise in decision-making processes. Transformational learning theory considers the mechanisms through which place-based learning expands student worldviews through exposure to other ways of knowing.

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