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A&S Events in Response - August 2017

Aug 24

Noel Lobley, Assistant Professor, McIntire Department of Music

A Music Faculty Teach-In:
LISTENING AFTER THE VIOLENCE

Thursday August 24th, 12:00-13:00, OCH Lobby
Discussion topics will include:

SAFETY
WHAT CAN ARTISTS AND COMMUNITIES DO?
FREE SPEECH, CREATIVE PRACTICE AND FREEDOM FROM HARM

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Aug 28

Alev Erisir, Psychology

The First Amendment in Light of Recent Events.

 

Our first social lunch is Monday, Aug 28th at 12:30 pm in Gilmer 166. UVA Law Professor Fred Schauer will present a talk titled The First Amendment in Light of Recent Events.

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Aug 30

Claudrena Harold, History

THE STRUGGLE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

Wednesday, August 30, 5 p.m.
Nau Hall 211, South Lawn
Host: Corcoran Department of History
On Wednesday, August 30th, the Department of History will host a series of conversations that explore the ongoing struggle for social justice and racial equality at the University of Virginia (UVA) and situate the racist events of August 11th and August 12th within a larger historical perspective. The opening talk, led by Professor Claudrena Harold, will engage the following questions: What does the complex nature of political, intellectual, and social life at the University of Virginia tell us about how race is lived and experienced in 21st century America?  How and to what degree have the individual and collective experiences of African American undergraduates transformed since the late 1960s and early 1970s? How have those transformations been shaped by larger political developments in higher education, U.S. race relations, etc.?   And to what degree can an engagement with the history of civil rights and social justice movements at the University and beyond assist current efforts to make the University a more democratic and safe space for students, faculty, workers, etc.?  
Professor Harold’s 15-20 minute talk will be followed by breakout sessions led by other faculty members (including but not limited to Professors Grace Hale, Will Hitchcock, Andrew Kahrl, and Sarah Milov).

The event will start at 5 p.m. in Nau Hall 211 and breakout