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This site lists upcoming and past events connected to August 11 and 12.

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Dialogues on Race and Inequity

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.

September 23, 2017
12:00 pm
Alderman Library, Clemons Library and Harrison/Small Library

Reflections on Civil War History in 2017: A Conversation with Allen Guelzo and Gary Gallagher

Allen C. Guelzo is the Henry R. Luce III Professor of the Civil War Era, and Director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College. A three-time winner of the Lincoln Prize, Guelzo has published many books on the Civil War era and contributed numerous essays and articles to scholarly journals as well as national newspapers. His recent book, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion (Knopf, 2013), spent eight weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. His current research examines the life and career of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

CSPAN's American History TV will film the event for those who aren't able to make it.

This event is free and open to the public.

September 22, 2017
3:00 pm
Harrison Institute Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

Race, Racism, and the News: Lessons from Charlottesville

Racialized violence recently put Charlottesville in national headlines. But the story of racial inequality and tension in Charlottesville--as in many American cities--is older, more complex, and largely untold. Join us for a discussion about how journalists cover race adn racism in American communities.  Panelists include Jamelle Bouie, chief political correspondent for Slate, Siva Vaidhyanathan, Director of the Center for Media and Citizenship at UVA, Jenna Wortham, staff writer at the New York Times Magazine, Jordy Yager, freelance journalist and winner of Association of Alternative Newsmedia’s 2017 award for race reporting. 

September 18, 2017
6:00 pm
The Haven

Constitution Day Lecture: Why We Should Value Campus Free Speech

The lecture was given by Professor Keith Whittington of Princeton University, Department of Politics. It was hosted by the Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy and the Department of Politics. Professor Whittington spoke on the subject, “Why We Should Value Campus Free Speech.”  

September 18, 2017
5:00 pm
Great Room of Garrett Hall (The Batten School)

Civil Rights Enforcement under a Trump Administration

Featuring Stuart Delery, partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Chantale Fiebig, counsel, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Angela Ciolfi, director of litigation and advocacy, Legal Aid Justice Center; and James Hingeley, public defender for Albemarle County. 

September 15, 2017
12:00 pm
Caplin Pavilion at the School of Law

Screening of "Marshall," film on Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall

Screening of Marshall, film on Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, free to law students.

September 14, 2017
7:00 pm

Healing and Rebuilding: Reverend Jesse Jackson

The Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, is one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures. Over the past forty years, he has played a pivotal role in virtually every movement for empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality, and economic and social justice. On August 9, 2000, President Bill Clinton awarded Reverend Jackson the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

September 14, 2017
2:00 pm
Old Cabell Hall

The State of the First Amendment on College Campuses: A Panel Discussion, Featuring Catherine J. Ross, John W. Whitehead, and Azhar Majeed

Join us as we host featured guests Catherine J. Ross, John W. Whitehead, and Azhar Majeed for our Constitution Day celebration to speak about the First Amendment and its interaction with college campuses.

September 14, 2017
12:30 pm

Civil War Memory: Charlottesville and Beyond

Please join us for the second meeting in the History Department’s ongoing Public Conversation Series: “Civil War Memory:  Charlottesville and Beyond,” a conversation with Gary Gallagher, John Edwin Mason and Elizabeth Varon.

The event is free and open to the public and will take place on Wednesday, September 13, at 5:00 PM in Nau Hall Room 101. It is sponsored by the Corcoran Department of History and John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History.

September 13, 2017
5:00 pm
Nau Hall 101

Equality, White Supremacy and Confederate Symbols

A faculty panel will discuss legal and historical issues relating to the events of Aug. 11 and 12. Topics include the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, policing and civil protest, and frameworks for considering Confederate symbols. The panelists are Kim Forde-Mazrui, Barbara Armacost, Leslie Kendrick and John Mason of the Department of History.

September 12, 2017
4:00 pm
Caplin Pavilion, School of Law