Democracy & The Pandemic: A new essay series

The Initiative is exploring the implications of the pandemic on democracy through a series of essays. We’ve invited leading scholars, community members and others to begin a conversation, call attention to under-examined issues and looming challenges, draw new connections and offer ideas for a path forward.

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  • The Initiative is exploring the implications of the pandemic on democracy through a series of essays. We’ve invited leading scholars, community members and others to begin a conversation, call attention to under-examined issues and looming challenges, draw new connections and offer ideas for a path forward.

    Read More

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The Memory Project's Professor Jalane Schmidt was interviewed by The Washington Post about the removal of the "Johnny Reb" Confederate statue.

The UVA Equity Center, Youth-Nex and the Madison House have launched a new website as a resource for teachers and families across the Charlottesville area.

The Memory Project's Gillet Rosenblith writes about the effect of Covid-19 on public housing policy in The Washington Post.

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