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Past Events

August in Perspective: "Compositions on Changing Neighborhoods," Workshop with A.D. Carson & Presence Center for Applied Theater Arts

  • February 17th, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Minor Hall, University of Virginia
  • Hip-hop workshop with A.D., Professor of Rap and the Global South, UVA
  • MIMA method workshop on musical improvisation with Mecca Burns, PRESENCE Center for Applied Theater Arts, Mecca Burns, Charlottesville
  • Children from Friendship Court to work on original musical composition during workshop
  • Lunch provided
February 17, 2018
11:00 am
Minor Hall

August in Perspective: "How To Live in Charlottesville" 12-Hour Theater Project

  • February 10th, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 pm, Minor Hall, University of Virginia
  • Participants will write, cast, direct, and perform a series of original plays organized around the theme of “How to Live in Charlottesville”
  • Register via this link by January 31st, 2018
  • Meals provided
  • No prior theater training or experience required. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes
February 10, 2018
9:00 am
Minor Hall

Panel on Policing (Moderated by Former Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy J. Longo)

Panel members will include Bernadette DiPino (Chief of the Sarasota Police Department and a former chief of the Ocean City Police Department, in Maryland), Joe Brann (former Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing in the U.S. Department of Justice), Rachel Harmon (UVa law professor), and Charles Ramsey (retired Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department, former Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington and Co-Chairman of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing).

This panel will be moderated by Former Charlottesville Police Chief, Timothy J. Longo.

The event is free and open to the public. 

February 6, 2018
10:00 am
Caplin Pavilion at the School of Law

August in Perspective Workshop: Dancing While Black's Master Class for the Masses "Praise Traditions"

About: With the Afro form and the pulse at the center, this class will explore 3 well known spiritual dances: The Baptist Shuffle (from the Deep South, Mississippi & Alabama); The Ring Shout (from the Sea Islands and Low Country of Georgia and the Carolinas) and the Cordon (from Cuba)

  • February 2nd, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, UVA Helms Theater
  • RSVP to by January 31st, 2018

No prior dance training required. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. 

February 2, 2018
11:00 am
Helms Theater

August in Perspective Kick Off: Dancing While Black performs "Run Mary Run"

Join us for a FREE performance of Run Mary Run by Rashida Bumbray & Dance Diaspora Collective. This performance serves as the kick off event for “August in Perspective,” a series of arts events scheduled throughout the month of February fostering creative responses to the events of August 11th and 12th through theater, music, and dance workshops with guest artists, UVA students and faculty, community organizations, and local area high schools. 

February 1, 2018
8:00 pm
Helms Theater

Summer in Charlottesville: The Constitution, Violence in the Public Square and Confederate Monuments

Professors Farah Peterson and Richard Schragger will join students Kendall Burchard, Tim Horley and Amanda Lineberry to discuss the constitutional and state legal issues behind the events of Aug. 11-12. 

Peterson, who holds a Ph.D. in American history from Princeton in addition to a J.D. from Yale, is a legal historian who focuses on statutory interpretation. She is currently working on a book, "The Most Dangerous Branch: Law and Legislation in Republican America," based on her doctoral dissertation. Schragger's scholarship focuses on the intersection of constitutional law and local government law, federalism, urban policy and the constitutional and economic status of cities. He is the author of "City Power: Urban Governance in a Global Age." 

The discussion is scheduled in conjunction with a Virginia Law Review online symposium with four essays focusing on different legal issues related to the events, and a foreword written by Peterson.

February 1, 2018
1:00 pm
Purcell Reading Room at the School of Law

Public Input Session for the Advisory Committee on the Future of the Historic Landscape

The Deans Working Group has an advisory committee on the future of the University’s historic landscape. This committee is asked to give the deans advice on the display of historical symbols on grounds. In a public work session in the Newcomb Hall Commonwealth Room on Friday, January 26th, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, the committee hopes to hear your suggestions on how to remember and recognize the University’s history, foster our contemporary values and future aspirations and celebrate our highest ideas. Please plan to come.

January 26, 2018
10:00 am
Newcomb Hall Commonwealth Room

Excellence Through Diversity Distinguished Learning Series: Saul Williams

Saul Williams has been breaking ground since his debut album, Amethyst Rock Star, was released in 2001 and executive produced by Rick Rubin. After gaining global fame for his poetry and writings at the turn of the century, Williams has performed in over 30 countries and read in over 300 universities, with invitations that have spanned from the White House, the Sydney Opera House, Lincoln Center, The Louvre, The Getty Center, Queen Elizabeth Hall, to countless, villages, townships, community centers, and prisons across the world. The Newburgh, New York native gained a BA from Morehouse and an MFA from Tisch, and has gone on to record with Nine Inch Nails and Allen Ginsburg.

January 23, 2018
6:00 pm
McLeod Hall

Excellence Through Diversity Distinguished Learning Series: Ana Navarro

Ana Navarro is a well-known Republican strategist and a political analyst for CNN, CNN en Español, ABC News, and Telemundo. The Miami New Times named her a “Republican power-consultant,” and the Tampa Bay Times called her “a sought-after voice in Republican politics and an adviser for any presidential hopeful,” saying, “with confidants Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio she is poised to play a big role in the GOP response to immigration reform and Hispanic outreach.” Respected on both sides of the aisle for her straight shooting and candor, Navarro was born in Nicaragua, and in 1980, as a result of the Sandinista revolution, she and her family immigrated to the United States.

November 30, 2017
6:00 pm
Newcomb Ballroom

Every One of Us: A Conversation with Ruby Sales on Race, Spirituality, and Public Life

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities is proud to welcome civil rights icon and public theologian Ruby Sales in a conversation with Charles Marsh, professor of religious studies and director of the Project on Lived Theology at the University of Virginia, moderated by Justin Reid, director of African American programs at VFH. The event will take place from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center at 233 4th St. NW in Charlottesville.

Ruby Sales is a nationally-recognized civil rights leader working at the intersection of race, religion, language, and politics since she was a student freedom fighter in the 1960s. She brings the wealth of African-American traditions to this generative conversation on the most pressing social and political questions in the 21st century. How do we make sense of a domestic and global narrative that reinforces a social hierarchy based on race, gender, class, and sexuality? How can we create a more complete and honest narrative that reflects a world that is majority youth, people of color, and women? What movements or countercultures are needed to accomplish this in modern society? What resources do we have to redress historic oppression, confront white supremacy, and imagine a world where every one of us is embraced in our human community?

This free, community event has been made possible by the Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost at the University of Virginia. Additional support has been provided by the Black Student Alliance at UVA, the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at UVA, the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, the Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity at UVA, and the Project on Lived Theology at UVA.

November 29, 2017
6:00 pm
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center at 233 4th St. NW