Teens Telling Stories of Hate & Prejudice
Share a Meal. Share Your Stories. Meet students from area schools Learn about teen bridge building projects Enjoy a catered meal Share your personal stories and listen to others Learn about peacebuilders This free event is part of Virginia Humanities’ Changing the Narrative project made possible by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Angela Dominguez Author Meet and Greet
Angela Dominguez has written several books for children including Maria Had a Little Llama, which received the American Library Association Pura Belpré Illustration Honor. In 2016, she received her second Pura Belpré Honor for her illustrations in Mango, Abuela, and Me (written by Meg Medina). Her debut middle grade novel, Stella Díaz Has Something to […]
Writing Workshop with author Kelly Starling Lyons
Kelly Starling Lyons is a writer and children’s book author. She is also one of the founding members of the blog The Brown Bookshelf, which is aimed at young African-American readers and features book reviews and author and illustrator interviews. Join us for a Writing Workshop with author Kelly Starling Lyons and learn the art of […]
Summer Teacher Institute to Focus on Racism and Racial Bias
Virginia Humanities at the University of Virginia will hold a summer institute for Virginia educators from across the Commonwealth June 18-20 at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center in Charlottesville. Forty-one teachers, instructional coaches, and librarians will take part in the institute, which is part of a project funded by a grant from the […]
A three-part learning series, presented by Virginia Humanities The three-day #UnmaskingCville experience offers a safe space for candid and solution-centered dialogue about racism, led entirely by Charlottesville youth and young adults. #UnmaskingCville is not just talk. By the end of the series, participants will feel more empowered and be better equipped to dismantle racism and […]
National Day of Racial Healing
The National Day of Racial Healing (NDORH) is an opportunity for people, organizations and communities across the United States to call for racial healing, bring people together in their common humanity and take collective action to create a more just and equitable world. NDORH is a part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing […]
Students attend a master class by Civil Rights icon Ruby Sales at UVA Photo by Stephanie Gross.
Changing the Narrative
Announcing Major Funding for a Multi-Program Initiative to Address Racism and Racial Bias in Virginia
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) at the University of Virginia has been awarded $899,435 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for “Changing the Narrative.” The two-year project aims to broaden and reframe narratives of Virginia’s past by engaging local communities and youth in addressing the present-day challenges of racism and bias. It is part of […]