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CHARLOTTESVILLE AND BEYOND: WHY MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALIZING MATTER

Monday, October 30th, 12:00 - 1:45 PM 

Maglione Hall, SIE CENTER 5020

On the weekend of August 12, 2017, the city of Charlottesville suffered an invasion by local and outside white supremacists. This violence was sparked by new efforts to tell more complete racial histories, including the decision to remove the statue of General Lee from the city's most prominent downtown public park. Dr. Frank Dukes, University of Virginia faculty, member of the Charlottesville commission that voted on the monuments, and director of the Transforming Community Spaces project, will speak about what happened in Charlottesville, the ways that our community spaces often sustain narratives of white supremacy, and efforts to address ongoing racial harms through dialogue for action. He will also discuss using processes of engagement and consensus building, such as those used to develop modern memorials. An open discussion with audience members will follow.

 

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