Thursdays from 12-1 PM in July 2020
Myra Anderson, mental health advocate, UVA Community Fellow-in-Residence, and founder of Brave Souls on Fire, led a webinar on the traumatic effects that systemic and cultural racism have on African Americans. This urgent mental health conversation will took place on July 29, 2020 at 6pm.
The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Outreach, UVA Health’s Office of Community Partnerships, the University’s Equity Center and the Office of Economic Development have partnered to establish the employee Volunteer Center.
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.
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.
This year “The Girls are Alwrite” is hosting its second annual summer camp virtually. Rising 6th - 12th grade Black and Latinx girls are invited to join Camp Coaches Sonia Montalvo, V the Writer, Tessa Thompson, and Brande Mccleese as they engage in and create poetry, fiction, and nonfiction pieces. To register visit: https://form.jotform.com/thegirlsarealwrite/2020camp
Project Pipeline, a new UVA School of Architecture program affiliated with the National Organization of Minority Architects that welcomes local high school students for a two-week paid internship.