Schoolhouse on Monacan Indian Tribal lands, and a state historic marker

Community Partners and Resources

Community Advisers

A foundational premise of the grant is that university faculty, staff, and students work with community partners in a reciprocal manner to further the equity-based missions of community groups, and provide UVA students with a variety of perspectives, expertise, and lived experiences.

We are grateful to our community partners for generously and actively helping us develop the programming of the Mellon Race, Place, and Equity grant. Read more about them and their work here:

Related Projects and Initiatives

The Mellon Race, Place, and Equity (RPE) program builds on recent work at UVA that includes the President’s Commission on Slavery and the University, the completion of the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers, and the report of the Racial Equity Task Force in summer 2020.

The RPE program runs alongside current initiatives including the President’s Commission on the University in the Era of Segregation, the recontextualization of UVA’s landscape, and a multi-year series of Race, Justice, and Equity faculty hires in a wide variety of disciplines.

Photo credit: Bill Johns; courtesy Monacan Indian Nation