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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  • 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

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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