APRIL 2017  
 
 

Dr. Marcus Martin

Greetings, Friends,

As we approach the end of the spring semester, I would like to take the opportunity to review with you initiatives from the past few months.

The Community MLK Celebration in January was a great success. Many thanks to all who attended and supported the events. Below, you will find an article highlighting Anita Hill’s keynote address.

In February, the Charlottesville City Council passed a resolution recognizing March 3rd as “Liberation and Freedom Day.”  On that day in 1865, 14,000 enslaved members of Charlottesville and Albemarle County were freed.  For the first observance of this historic day, members of the Charlottesville and University communities came together at the University chapel to commemorate the moment the bells were rung across the city, announcing freedom of the enslaved.  Following the service at the chapel, many marched to the Jefferson School where the celebration continued.  
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'WE CAN'T REMAIN SILENT': ANITA HILL SPEAKS UP FOR CIVIL, WOMEN'S RIGHTS

Anita Hill, University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's Studies at Brandeis University, spoke to a capacity crowd at the Paramount Theater on January 26th as part of the Community MLK Celebration. More >

 


 

UVA BUILDING NAMED FOR FORMER SLAVE AND STONEMASON PEYTON SKIPWITH

A new Facilities Management building was dedicated as Skipwith Hall in honor of Peyton Skipwith, an accomplished stone mason. More >

 
 

10 PLACES ON GROUNDS TO REDISCOVER BLACK HISTORY

Existing sites and historical markers illuminate some of the rich African American history on Grounds, from slavery to student leadership.  More >

 
 

CHANGE AGENTS WITH COMPASSION:STUDENT, MEDICAL DEAN AWARDED FOR DIVERSITY

One honoree is a third-year Jefferson Scholar whose parents emigrated from Pakistan. The other is a longtime Medical School administrator who hails from West Virginia. More >

 


MARTIN LEARNED TO BE GAME-CHANGER OFF THE FIELD

UVA recently established the Marcus L. Martin Distinguished Professorship of Emergency Medicine in the School of Medicine. More >




SYMPOSIUM ANNOUNCEMENT: UNIVERSITIES, SLAVERY, PUBLIC MEMORY, AND THE BUILT LANDSCAPE

The President's Commission on Slavery and the University is partnering with the Slave Dwelling Project and othersto hold a Bicentennial symposium October 18-21, 2017. More >




 

Links


 
UVA's Diversity Statement

 

Office for Diversity & Equity

 

Diversity Data Dashboard

 

Community MLK Celebration

 

President's Commission on Slavery and the University

 

VA-NC Alliance for Minority Participation

 

UVA IDEA Fund

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