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Past Events

Addressing the Legacy of Slavery in Public Policies and Spaces: International Perspectives

The free, public forum, “Addressing the Legacy of Slavery in Public Policies and Spaces: International Perspectives,” will be held on March 21, 11:00am - 1:00pm at the Jefferson School African American Heritage CenterThe program will focus on decision-making, challenges and design outcomes for memorials to the enslaved and commemorations at sites of enslavement and abolition, and include time for questions and reflections from the audience.

March 21, 2018
11:00 am
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

A Panel on The History of Greek Life and Race Relations at the University of Virginia

The Inter-Fraternity Council has partnered with UVa's Corcoran Department of History to sponsor a panel that will explore the history of Greek life and race at UVa over the past century. The conversation will be between Professor Ervin Jordan, Dr. Cameron Webb, fourth-year, Jasmine Zollar, and members of the IFC community. It will be moderated by fourth-year Ashwanth Samuel. 

Professor Jordan is a research Archivist at UVa's Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. Professor Webb is a UVa alum and now is on the faculty at the UVa Medical School. Jasmine Zollar is a fourth-year in the NPHC Sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Inc. Ashwanth Samuel is the current President of IFC. 

March 20, 2018
7:00 pm
Minor Hall, Room 125

Conference on Interpreting and Representing Slavery

Museums and sites around the Atlantic World have developed a variety of approaches to represent the history and legacies of the slave trade, slavery, and emancipation.  Exhibitions, digital media, commemorations, monuments, educational materials, and works of visual and performaning arts have made visible in popular memory and landscapes the ubiquity of slavery and its effects throughout America, Africa, and even Europe. Interpretation has varied greatly over recent decades, and continues to vary regionally as communities grapple with the tension between history and memory. Identifying resonant approaches to communicate this shared history – portraying the horrors of slavery as well as the feelings, thoughts, resistance, creativity and resilience of enslaved peoples – remains a challenge.

Through this conference, museum and historic site practitioners, as well as scholars and public thought leaders, will engage in a knowledge exchange to:

  • Consider the global impact of the slave trade and the legacies of slavery
  • Discuss experiences and best practices on representing and interpreting slavery from different regions of the world
  • Examine the roles of the arts, humanities, and multimedia technology for interpreting and representing the memory and history of slavery
  • Contribute to the elaboration of a handbook on new approaches in interpreting and representing slavery in museums and sites
  • Explore opportunities and possibilities for partnerships among participants and with the UNESCO Slave Route Project.
March 19, 2018
8:30 am
University of Virginia and at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Diverse Disciplines, Inclusive Institutions: Rethinking our Academic Agendas


Lower West Oval Room, the Rotunda


WELCOME: 9:30 

Kerry Abrams, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Law


PANEL I:  10:00 - 11:45


Sebastián Gil-Riaño, University of Pennsylvania

Aldon Morris, Northwestern University

Robert Vitalis, University of Pennsylvania

Moderators: Rose Buckelew and Sabrina Pendergrass, University of Virginia


12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH

PANEL II:  1:00 – 2:45


Marybeth Gasman, University of Pennsylvania

John Fitzgerald Gates, University of Virginia

Patricia Matthew, Montclair State University

Moderator: Josipa Roksa, University of Virginia


PANEL III:  3:15 – 5:00


Ahmed al-Rahim, Associate Professor and Director of the Program in Medieval Studies, Department of Religious Studies

Cassandra Fraser, Professor of Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering and Affiliated Faculty in the School of Architecture

Macario Garcia, Graduate Student Instructor and PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology

Susan Kools, Madge M. Jones Professor in Nursing and Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion, School of Nursing

Mieke Anne Zylstra, Administrative Supervisor, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Moderators: Jennifer Bair and Katya Makarova, University of Virginia


March 16, 2018
9:30 am
Lower West Oval Room, the Rotunda

W. E. B. Du Bois at the Center: From Science to the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter

Thursday, March 15, 3:30-5:00pm

Holloway Hall

Keynote address by Aldon Morris, Northwestern University

"W.E.B. Du Bois at the Center: From Science and the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter"

Reception to follow


March 15, 2018
3:30 pm
Holloway Hall (Room 116 in Bavaro Hall)

August in Perspective: Culminating Showcase

  • Performance of "A King's Story" by Joshua St. Hill, Amaya Wallace, and the Monticello Drama Department
  • Performance of plays created during the 12-hour play project, "How to Live in Charlottesville"
  • Performance of musical composition on redevelopment by children of Friendship Court
  • Poetry readings
  • Display and discussion of Kintsugi pottery and Solidarity Cards


March 2, 2018
7:00 pm
The Haven

Excellence Through Diversity Distinguished Learning Series: Michelle Alexander

Michelle Alexander is a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar. In 2005, she won a Soros Justice Fellowship, which supported the writing of The New Jim Crow, and that same year she accepted a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. Since its first publication, The New Jim Crow has received rave reviews and has been featured in national radio and television media outlets, including MSNBC, NPR, Bill Moyers Journal, Tavis Smiley, C-SPAN, and Washington Journal, among others.

February 27, 2018
6:00 pm
Old Cabell Hall

August in Perspective: "Crafting Spaces of Solidarity and Resistance"

“Crafting Spaces of Solidarity and Resistance,” Erasure/Found Poetry with Sara Brickman, Solidarity Cards with Destinee Wright, and Kintsugi pottery with Ashon Crawley 

  • February 24th, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Citizen Justice Lab, New Cabell Hall, Room 452
  • Found poetry and collage workshop with Sara Brickman, UVa MFA English Program
  • Solidarity Cards demo and composition, Destinee Wright
  • Kintsugi pottery with Ashon Crawley, UVa African American Studies/Religious Studies
  • Lunch provided


February 24, 2018
11:00 am
Citizen Justice Lab Space, New Cabell Hall, Room 452

"Fascism and Anti-Fascism, 1920-2020" with Professor Geoff Eley

As part of our collective response to the riots of August 2017, some colleagues have launched an effort to host a number of leading scholars of fascism, right-wing violence, anti-semitism, and white supremacy.

On Monday, 2/19, the series will kick off with Professor Geoff Eley of the University of Michigan. At 4:00 pm, Professor Eley will lecture on "Fascism and Anti-Fascism, 1920-2020," in The Gallery of Necomb Hall. 


February 19, 2018
4:00 pm
The Gallery of Newcomb Hall

The Historiography of Nationalism: Round Table with Professor Geoff Eley

As part of our collective response to the riots of August 2017, some colleagues have launched an effort to host a number of leading scholars of fascism, right-wing violence, anti-semitism, and white supremacy.

This Monday, 2/19, the series will kick off with Prof. Geoff Eley of the University of Michigan.

There will be a lunch-time round table from 12-1:30 in New Cabell 236 to chat about the historiography of nationalism. Do you want to attend? Great! Please email  to say you will come so we can have a sandwich for you.

February 19, 2018
12:00 pm
New Cabell Hall, Room 236