Local Partnerships

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

_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).

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

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

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.

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


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