The University of Virginia is planning a number of academic and scholarly events around the one year anniversary of August 11 & 12, 2017.
Check back here throughout the summer for updates and links.
July 19, 2018 - PAST
Coping with Anniversary Reactions
As we approach the anniversary of August 11th and 12th in Charlottesville, we may experience a variety of thoughts, feelings, memories, and experiences which are common anniversary reactions. This seminar will help us to understand anniversary reactions, provide strategies for preparation and coping, explore ways to help ourselves and others, offer suggestions to increase our resilience and healing, and provide avenues for additional support and community resources.
Presented by: Allison O’Grady, LCSW
UVA Faculty & Employee Assistance Consultant
Location: Education Resource Center, Room B
Time: Noon - 1pm
Register Here (Required)
July 26-August 5, 2018 - PAST
THE MOUNTAINTOP by Katori Hall
On the stormy evening before his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King has a chance encounter with a mysterious maid at the Lorraine Motel. Katori Hall’s Olivier award-winning play reimagines Dr. King.
Location/Time: Ruth Caplin Theatre - Department of Drama
Visit the Heritage Theatre Festival Website
August 6, 2018 - PAST
When Charlottesville Became #Charlottesville: The History And Legacy Of August 11 & 12
In the new podcast "A12," the Miller Center's Nicole Hemmer explores the deadly events of August 11-12, 2017, in Chartlottesville, including why the alt-right descended on the town and how the city has grappled with the aftermath. The six-episode series will be released on August 6, 2018, days before the one-year anniversary of one of the most disturbing incidents in local history. "A12" will include the voices of city leaders, activists, scholars, and witnesses in an attempt to understand what happened and the consequences for the city and the nation. As a leading expert on the alt-right, a resident of Charlottesville, and a witness to the violence, Hemmer is ideally suited to tackle the issue. She also brings extensive experience as a scholar, journalist, and podcaster.
During this release event, Hemmer will discuss what she discovered in making the podcast, play key excerpts from it, and take questions from the audience.
August 8, 2018 - PAST
Justice for James: Our Pilgrimage to Montgomery
On July 8, 2018, a group of 110 individuals boarded a bus to Montgomery, Alabama to begin a weeklong Community Civil Rights Pilgrimage. Sixteen UVA staff members were sponsored by the provost’s office and the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights to join the pilgrimage. Once there, they delivered soil from John Henry James’ 1898 lynching site near Charlottesville to the newly opened National Memorial for Peace and Justice, where it will be displayed in a memorial alongside hundreds of others who met the same violent end. Along the way, the tour made stops at some of the most important civil rights sites in the country. On the bus were students, teachers, historians, and other community members.
Please join us to hear our UVA staff members sharing their stories of their Community Civil Rights Pilgrimage. We welcome all UVA community members to join with us in reflecting on their experiences. A hearing interpreter and real-time captioning will be provided. For additional accommodations for a disability, please contact the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights at email@example.com or 434-924-7179.
This event is free but ticketed; see below.
Location: Old Cabell Hall
Arts Box Office
Sponsored by the Office of the Provost; The Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights; and the Staff Senate
August 11, 2018
With Good Reason will air a segment focusing on the Charlottesville community pilgrimage to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama (July 8–12). The purpose of the pilgrimage is to deliver soil from the site across the street from Virginia Humanities where white members of Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville lynched John Henry James on July 12, 1898.
August 15, 2018
The Carter G. Woodson Institute, in partnership with the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, Center for Digital Editing, Scholar's Lab, and Virginia Humanities, announces the inauguration of The Papers of Julian Bond. On August 15, all will have the opportunity to advance this historic project by transcribing a wide and varied sample of his papers at various hubs around Charlottesville. Why August 15th? This is actually the day American social activist and Civil Rights Movement leader Julian Bond died, but we see this anniversary as way of continuing his life and legacy through his words. The fact that August 15 will only be a few days past the anniversary of August 11-12, gives us further impetus to organize a positive, affirmative event involving a diverse community of people participating in venues all around Charlottesville to ensure that Bond's work lives on. Additionally, from 12-1pm on August 15, the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library will host an exhibition of original Julian Bond materials in their Byrd-Morris Room.
Location/Time: On August 15, from 10am to 4pm, join us to help transcribe a wide and varied sample of Bond’s papers at various hubs around Charlottesville, including 110 Minor Hall, the Scholars’ Lab in Alderman Library, Shenandoah Joe on Preston Avenue, and the Virginia Center for the Book at the Jefferson School.
Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, The Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights; and the Staff Senate
August 31, 2018
MESALC's Town Hall Meeting on the August 11th Anniversary
An open discussion between Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages (MESALC)'s faculty, students, and community representatives on the impact of the event on MESLAC especially in relation to Islamophobia.
Location/Time: 132 New Cabell Hall
Visit the MESALC Website
September 17, 2018
Lecture by Professor Victoria Woeste
Lecture on history of American antisemitism from Henry Ford to the American Nazi Party to Richard Spenser
September 21, 2018
One-day symposium assessing medieval identities as a way to rethink modern civic responsibilities.
September 25, 2018
Social Justice Education Initiative: A Panel Discussion
The Curry School of Education and Bank of America are hosting a panel discussion to explore how we can help educators instill tolerance and respect beginning in kindergarten through college. The panelists will include: Kinshasha Holman Conwill, deputy director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Sara Bloomfield, director of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Derrick Alridge, Curry School of Education and director of the Center for Public Education in the South.
Location: Newcomb Hall Theater
September 27, 2018
University of Virginia Distinguished Public Lecture: American Racism, the Alt-Right, and Radical Resistance
Featuring James Forman, Jr.
Location: Paramount Theater
Free and Open to the Public
September 28, 2018
One Year After Charlottesville: Replacing the Resurgence of Racism with Reconciliation Conference
Location: School of Law, Caplin Pavilion
Vist the Center for the Study of Race and Law Website
September 28, 2018
Emancipation Proclamation and 13th Amendment and Other Historical Documents. Panel Discussion and Exhibit.
Lincoln-signed copies of both the Emancipation Proclamation and 13thAmendment and a document handwritten by Frederick Douglass will be exhibited in the Rotunda. Rector of the Board of Visitors Frank M. “Rusty” Conner will provide remarks. Reflecting on these historic documents, a discussion will explore emancipation in history and memory with panelists Liz Varon (moderator), Edna Green Medford, and Richard S. Newman. Following the panel discussion, members of the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers design team will provide an update on construction.
Location: Rotunda: Exhibition in North Oval Room, Reception in Lower West Oval Room, and Panel Discussion in the Dome Room
Time: A reception will start at 11am. Remarks, the panel discussion, and memorial update are scheduled for 12-2pm.
Registration: Registration for this free event will be available soon.
Exhibition: Following the Rotunda panel discussion, these and additional documents, including an anti-slavery broadside, will be exhibited in Special Collections from October 1-21, 2018.
Sponsored by The Office for Diversity and Equity and the President's Commission on Slavery and the University