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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Architectural summer camp

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The Equity Center is committed to being a good neighbor to our local community

Dr. Cameron Webb Named to White House COVID-19 Response Team

Dr. Webb served as a faculty leader since the inception of the Equity Center

New directory focuses on area’s Black businesses

A project by Community Fellow-in-Residence Destinee Wright

2020 - 2021 Annual Report

Learn about our community-engaged work from the past year

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

The UVA Center for the Redress of Inequity through Community Engaged Scholarship presents its first Annual Report, representing the work accomplished between July 2020 - June 2021.

Equity Center research featured in Charlottesville Tomorrow: Determined to Be Free

Equity Center Lead Data Scientist Michele Claiborn and Research Associate Sam Powers contributed to Charlottesville Tomorrow’s “Determined” series. Using the Equity Atlas platform, Dr. Claiborn and Mr. Powers compiled Charlottesville City Police Department records of street stops by CPD officers. The Equity Atlas allowed the detentions data to be visualized both spatially and broken down by race, showing clearly that disparities persist in city policing.

Equity Center Faculty Director, Barbara Brown Wilson, Appointed to UVA’s Racial Equity Task Force

UVA President Jim Ryan appointed Kevin McDonald, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Ian Solomon, Dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy; and Barbara Brown Wilson, Assistant Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning and co-founder and Faculty Director of UVA’s Equity Center, to a task force addressing racial equity at UVA. The Task Force is reviewing stakeholder demands for racial equity going back 50 years and meeting with current student, faculty, and administrative voices.


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