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October 30, 2017
When white supremacists and hate groups descended on Charlottesville this summer, students from the University of Virginia and local high schools risked their personal safety to protest their presence. A conference at UVa last week examined current civic and political engagement by youth, and how schools and after-school programs can ...
September 06, 2017
The Tom Tom Founders Festival, for the fourth year, is recognizing nine people who have shaped Charlottesville through their leadership in business, education and community service. “We’ve been incredibly honored to be talking to [the Founding Cville award recipients] in the past month and capturing their stories,” said Tom ...
June 24, 2017
Tables and chairs made up a circle in the Murray High School gym. Thirty-two children sat, staring at each other, toes tapping, knees fidgeting. “Negotiations may begin now,” a voice said, as a bell began to ring. The children leaped out of their seats, running zig zags through the circle ...
June 26, 2015
A representative from the United Nations stood up. “I believe we have solved the crisis of ethnic cleansing,” she said. The room erupted with applause. The accomplishment was announced at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center on Thursday, where elementary and middle school students gathered for a weeklong camp ...
November 15, 2013
Agnor-Hurt Elementary School teacher John Hunter believes that educators have an impossible job. “[Educators] are trying to prepare students for something they cannot imagine or see,” Hunter said. “We might not ever live to see what they’re going to face, yet we’re charged with preparing them to deal ...
August 13, 2013
TED Talks — 18-minute speeches in which celebrated innovators and thinkers share their greatest ideas — have become a global phenomenon and attract online audiences of several million. In November, the talks will get a local twist when Charlottesville hosts its very own TED summit. “We’ve invited speakers who have done ...