This site lists upcoming and past events connected to August 11 and 12.
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This fall on the evening of October 6th, 2017, the university will celebrate the historic Laying of the Cornerstone by Jefferson, Madison and Monroe with an opening night ceremony entitled the Bicentennial Launch Celebration.
We will partner with University Arts to present an evening of performances and celebrations that commemorate the first 200 years and envision the next 200 years here at the University of Virginia. This is a historical moment for our university and we hope you will join us.
With scholars from South Africa, India, Egypt and the US: Dilip Menon, Aditya Nigam, Prathama Banerjee, Aishwary Kumar, Marwa Elshakry
Conveners: Murad Idris and Debjani Ganguly
Hosted by the Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures More>
“Faith in the Struggle: Christianity & White Supremacy” will be held at St. Paul’s Memorial Church on Wednesday, September 27, 6:30-8:00. The conversation will include a panel discussion featuring Larycia Hawkins, a lecturer in politics at UVA; Reverend Seth Wispelwey, of Congregate C’ville and Restoration Village Arts; Wes Bellamy, Charlottesville’s vice mayor; Jalane Schmidt, associate professor of religious studies at UVA; and Reverend Brown-Grooms is a co-pastor of New Beginnings Christian Community and a member of the Clergy Collective.
Professor Sullivan is a leading theorist in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, trial practice and techniques, legal ethics, and race theory. He is the faculty director of the Harvard Criminal Justice Institute and the Harvard Trial Advocacy Workshop. Professor Sullivan also serves as Faculty Dean of Winthrop House at Harvard College. He is the first African American ever appointed Faculty Dean in Harvard's history. He is a founding member and Senior Fellow of the Jamestown Project. Professor Sullivan is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Morehouse College and the Harvard Law School, where he served as President of the Harvard Black Law Students Association and as General Editor of the Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal.
What is Fascism? Hitler’s rise to power. Fascism in the USA. Neo-fascism and neo-Nazism. Anti-Semitism today. Fascism and Charlottesville. Come listen to a a public conversation with Manuela Achilles, William Hitchcock, James Loeffler, Kyrill Kunakhovich, and Sarah Milov.
This event is free and open to the public; no registration required. Sponsored by the Corcoran Department of History, the Center for German Studies, and the Program in Jewish Studies.
Eugenics permeated the culture of the University of Virginia for over 100 years through the research, writings, and teaching of some of its most prominent leaders. Eugenics laid the intellectual foundation for discrimination with regard to race, gender, nationality, intellectual ability, and socio-economic status. The impact of the eugenics metaphor was felt in every aspect of life, and in every corner of the Commonwealth, in part, through the work of UVA faculty, and their collaboration with nationally renowned eugenicists. This lecture will explore the history of eugenics at UVA, reflect on the damage the eugenics paradigm had on diversity and health disparities, and outline areas of future research.
Historical Presidency: A Republic if You Can Keep It: The Role of the President in Upholding the Idea of America
Melody Barnes, domestic policy advisor to President Obama will be speaking at this event. Miller Center senior fellow will engage a live audience on the how the role of the United States President has evolved and what might become of presidential decision making in the current and future administrations.
Join BLSA for our allyship event Monday, September 25 at 5 PM. Educate yourself on becoming a better ally to both Black students and members of the Black community as a whole. We will discuss issues with and the importance of allyship on both a national and a local scale, while listening to perspectives from Black students about their experiences with allyship at UVA Law. Everyone should come ready to dialogue with one another. This event's goal is to formulate solutions regarding issues with allyship at UVA Law, especially in the aftermath of the August 11th and 12th rallies. Dinner will be served. Please RSVP HERE by Thursday, September 21st.
On Saturday, Sept. 23, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., the University has rescheduled the August 12th events displaying its commitment to mutual respect and inclusion. These Dialogues on Race and Inequity, facilitated by faculty, staff, and students, will cover subjects such as constitutional rights and citizenship; community dynamics and polarization; local history; and a variety of other topics that challenge or undergird a civil democracy. The discussions will be held in Alderman and adjacent libraries and are free and open to the public.
Highlights include University Librarian and Dean of Libraries John Unsworth and Dean of Students Allen Groves co-leading a discussion on recent books on free speech, as well as screenings throughout the day of recent documentaries on race and racism and the legacy of white privilege. A full schedule can be found here.