This presentation will provide an overview and definition of the concept of microaggressions, examples of three distinct types of microaggressions and their impact on individuals, and a method for confronting microaggressions in different scenarios and situations. Register HERE. Email Sly Mata with questions here.
Additional Dates for Summer/Fall 2022: 08/25; 9/22; 10/20; 11/17; 12/15.
Legacy Productions presents: A one-night-only fundraiser event & musical performance by Lester Starr
Saturday, July 23 | 4-6 pm | Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
The UVA Center for Politics, Legacy Productions, and the Martinsville 7 Initiative are working on a joint project to develop a documentary about the Martinsville 7. The Martinsville 7 were seven black men accused of raping a white woman in 1949, incarcerated on death row, and wrongly put to death. The lives and circumstances of the men are critical in understanding and examining this obstruction in the American legal and social system. Register HERE. Learn more, HERE.
Unveiling: The Origins of Charlottesville's Monuments
Saturday, July 30| 8 pm |Market St Park, 101 East Market St
Premiere screening event of Unveiling: The Origins of Charlottesville's Monuments. The film will begin at sundown with opening remarks by Professor Jalane Schmidt, director of UVA Democracy Initiative's Memory Project. Formal seating will not be provided, and we encourage all moviegoers to bring their own lawn chairs and/or blankets. More information and registration are HERE.
The Story of Us: Reclaiming the Narrative of #Charlottesville through Portraits of Community Resilience
Starting August 5 | Downtown Mall.
Photojournalist Eze Amos will display his photo narrative project giving voice to the experiences of Charlottesville residents surrounding August 12, 2017. Photographs of our community coming together in resistance – holding space, being brave, being vulnerable, showing love for each other – will be suspended among the trees of the downtown mall. With the aid of a Q.R. code, viewers will be transported to that exact moment as they hear the voice of the person featured in the displayed photo describing the experience in their own words. More information and support Eze's GoFundMe project HERE.
UVA Division for D.E.I. Workshop: That's the Way of the World, Intro to D.E.I.
Tuesday, August 16 | 12:30 - 1:45 pm | Online
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are words that affect many of our lives, but what do they really mean? How are they defined? What can they mean to you? Join us as we provide an introductory overview of these definitions and their potential value to you. Register HERE. Email Sly Mata with questions here.
Additional Dates for Summer/Fall 2022: 09/13; 10/11; 11/15, 12/6.