UCARE in the News:
‘Class Matters’ Lecture Series to Focus on Common Ground of Economic Issues
August 24, 2010: In UVA Today discusses a public forum, “Five Years after the Storm: The Politics of ‘Rebuilding’ in a Post-Katrina World,” to be held Wednesday at the University of Virginia, that kicks off a new series intended to encourage greater dialogue and collaborative action around issues of race, class, poverty and public policy within and beyond the city of Charlottesville.
UCARE wraps up public meetings for new slavery memorial at UVA.
July 22, 2010: CVILLE covers the slave memorial focus groups, with this article titled, “UCARE wraps up public meetings for new slavery memorial at UVA.”
Students Want Larger Slave Memorial at UVA
July 2, 2010: NBC 29 covers the inception and progress of the Slave Memorial at UVA project. Currently the Slave Memorial Project is at the focus group stage, where UCARE is holding a series of sessions to get public input on the memorial over the next few weeks. Session One: Tuesday, July 6th, 5:30-6:30pm, held at Portico Church (201 Monticello Ave). Session Two: Wednesday, July 7th, 12:30-1:30pm, held at the Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church (717 Rugby Rd). Session Three: Thursday, July 15th, 8:30am-9:30am, held at The Haven, at First and Market (112 West Market Street). Session Four: Saturday, July 17th 3-4pm, held at The Haven, at First and Market (112 West Market Street).
Charlottesville Right Now: 5-11-10 Jessie Ray and Frank Dukes
May 11, 2010: At the Charlottesville Podcasting Network Website, Frank Dukes and Jessie Ray were featured in a Charlottesville Right Now podcast. Listen!
‘Race and Repair’ Class Unites Students, Community Members to Revisit Local History
April 29, 2010: A U.Va Today article about the public presentation of the four final projects of the Spring 2010 course, “University of Virginia History: Race and Repair.” This class is a University course on local racial history that is offered to both community and University students. The four final projects examined the history of labor at U.Va. over the past 20 years, the West Main Street corridor, the Vietnam Era and Madison House.
Course Unites Students, Community Members in Study of Local Racial History
February 19, 2010: A U.Va Today article about the Spring 2010 course, “University of Virginia History: Race and Repair,” a University course on local racial history that is offered to both community and University students. The result of collaboration between UCARE and Charlottesville’s Quality Community Council, the class examines the history of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia and modern-day race relations, through discussion-based classes. Phyllis Leffler, Frank Dukes and Karen Waters are the co-teachers.
“Race and Repair” brings together UVA students and Charlottesville community
March 09-15, 2010: A C-Ville article about the Spring 2010 course, “Race and Repair.” It is a course created, designed, and led by Frank Dukes, Director of the Institute for Environmental Negotiation; Phyllis Leffler, Director of UVA’s Institute for Public History; and Karen Waters, Executive Director of the Quality Community Council.