She came to Grounds intending to study statistics, but a surprisingly successful coloring book launched her into a completely different direction.
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.
Five undergraduate students will follow their muses through three artistic projects as Award for Projects in the Arts grant recipients.
Sanford Williams wrote a powerful essay about George Floyd’s death; his daughter Nia wrote an equally powerful song. They discuss the sadness and anger their family of five – all Hoos – has experienced, and their hope that honesty will finally spur change.
The project aims to create summer field schools to teach students the methods and techniques for documenting the cultural landscapes of marginalized or oppressed communities.
Meet Emily Swallow, the UVA alumna behind the Mandalorian mask and other television hits.
Kevin Gaines, UVA’s Julian Bond Professor of Civil Rights and Social Justice, said the protests go beyond changing policies, also seeking to “persuade white people that they are dehumanized by white supremacy as much as black people are.”
Meet Grant Frazier, the songwriter behind “Welcome Home, Virginia” and recent UVA graduate.