• Use UVA, the City of Charlottesville and the County of Albemarle as a case study for addressing racial history in communities
  • Open dialogue around race, equity and inclusion in communities


We will take a walking tour of the University of Virginia’s Lawn,and the new Monument to Enslaved Laborers, created by the University and the Charlottesville Community to finally and honestly address the history of slavery at the University as well as to honor the enslaved and their vast contributions. We will discuss the vision, complexity, and failings of Thomas Jefferson, founder of the University, father of the Declaration of Independence, and slave owner.