August in Perspective: "How to Live In Charlottesville" 12-hour theater project

  • "How to Live in Charlottesville," 12-hour Theater Project with UVA’s Paul Robeson Players
    • February 10th, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 pm, Minor Hall, University of Virginia
    • Participants will write, cast, direct, and perform a series of original plays organized around the theme of “How to Live in Charlottesville”
    • Register via this link by January 31st, 2018
    • Meals provided

August in Perspective Workshop: Dancing While Black's Master Class for the Masses "Praise Traditions"

Dancing While Black's Master Classes for the Masses series presents: Dance Diaspora Collective/ PRAISE TRADITIONS 

About: With the Afro form and the pulse at the center, this class will explore 3 well known spiritual dances: The Baptist Shuffle (from the Deep South, Mississippi & Alabama); The Ring Shout (from the Sea Islands and Low Country of Georgia and the Carolinas) and the Cordon (from Cuba)

August in Perspective Kick Off: Dancing While Black Performs "Run Mary Run"

Join us for a FREE performance of Run Mary Run by Rashida Bumbray & Dance Diaspora Collective. This performance serves as the kick off event for “August in Perspective,” a series of arts events scheduled throughout the month of February fostering creative responses to the events of August 11th and 12th through theater, music, and dance workshops with guest artists, UVA students and faculty, community organizations, and local area high schools. 

Currents and Conversation Forum

Since the beginning of his tenure, President Trump has actively targeted immigrants through executive orders, calls to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and, most recently, incendiary comments referring to nations in the African diaspora as “s***hole countries.” Amid the bombastic rhetoric and unconstitutional executive orders, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have detained immigrants in record numbers. According to The New York Times, “the agency arrested more than 28,000 ‘non-criminal immigration violators’ between Jan. 22 and Sept.

The Difference a Department Makes: Woodson Institute Determines its Destiny

The creeping re-segregation of public schools. Consequences of recent changes to voting rights laws. The widening gap between the wealthy and the poor. The effects of incarceration on families. Charlottesville’s history of race relations.

These are just a few examples of topics to which the academic discipline of African-American studies brings valuable, necessary perspectives, according to University of Virginia English professor Deborah McDowell, director of UVA’s Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies.

Black Studies and Digital Humanities will be focus of panel discussion

So-called “digital humanities” have become a major focus of scholarly research these days. The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies and the Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia will host two visiting speakers who will discuss what race and black studies bring to digital humanities during a session to be held Oct. 7 at 4 p.m. in Bryan Hall, room 229.

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