Call for Reflection and Action

The link below will lead you to the report, “Call for Reflection and Action .” This document is the culmination of three years of research, investigation, and community conversations about the history and ongoing legacy of slavery and segregation at UVa and within Central Virginia.  This has been a grassroots efforts and the report was shaped by community concerns and ideas as well as those of students, staff and faculty.  The UCARE Steering Committee was instrumental in its creation, as well as scores of individuals and local groups.

We want your feedback!  After reading the report, please leave a comment at the bottom of the page!

In addition, if you like what you read in the document, please consider showing your support by endorsing it!

Have questions or concerns?  Check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

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Call for Reflection and Action

We publicly unveiled the document at a forum on December 10th. Click here to see some press coverage of that event!

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Comments and Discussion

We desire your comments on any part of the document (such as a specific action) or on the document as a whole; we want to ensure that all voices have been heard and that no one feels excluded.  We encourage direct and specific feedback.  Or, if you have a story of your own to be told about your experiences – an action or a stance that led to change, a harm that you observed or participated in, a lesson that you learned – tell us that story. Please make your voice heard by leaving a comment below.

We recognize that this report addresses potentially controversial issues that may elicit strong emotional responses.  We welcome all feedback and stories, but in order to maintain focus and to meet our intent of strengthening our community, please note that comments will be moderated according to the following rules:

Comments must:

1) Be civil.  No inappropriate language will be tolerated. This includes foul language and racial slurs.
2) Be respectful.  We welcome criticism of ideas but will delete personal attacks, insults, or abusive comments made against other commenters.  If you disagree with another commenter or with something in the document, express yourself in a mature and thoughtful way.
3) Be aware that comments that do not follow these rules will be disallowed or deleted.  If you feel that a comment has violated these rules, please contact us.

 

See the links below for coverage of the open forum surrounding the release of the document “Call for Reflection and Action.”

The forum on NBC 29:

http://www.nbc29.com/story/16298318/ucare-holds-forum-as-a-call-for-reflection-action

In the Daily Progress:

http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2011/dec/11/group-wants-greater-racial-equality-uva-ar-1536626/

Also, see below for some radio spots leading up to the forum!

         

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