The task force, which President Ryan established in June, outlines 12 initiatives to improve racial equity at UVA, calling for significant financial investment, accountability and sustained, University-wide effort.
The series features stories written by faculty authors and by researchers who serve on the President’s Commission on the University in the Age of Segregation, or who conduct research as part of the commission’s responsibilities.
One in an occasional series about the findings of the president’s commissions on Slavery and on the University in the Age of Segregation. This installment examines the false narratives of statues, including the George Rogers Clark statue.
In the growing field of environmental justice, assistant professor Kimberly Fields studies how government and community responses can make a difference in addressing issues of environmental inequality.
Kiki Petrosino explores her connections as a UVA alumna to her ancestral roots in Virginia, and teaches students that archival research can lead to poetry connecting with the humanity of people in the past.
Despite unusual circumstances, organizers plan to virtually present more than 50 films, along with the robust faculty and expert discussions for which the festival, a program of UVA, is known. They also hope to reach new online audiences.