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

18% of Charlottesville residents live with food insecurity, compared to 12% statewide

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

  • The Equity Center

     
  • Community Fellows-In-Residence Program

     
  • The Girls Are All Write Creative Writing Program

  • 18% of Charlottesville residents live with food insecurity, compared to 12% statewide

  • 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

In the News

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