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Unity Days Event: Charlottesville's Other Monument: Changing the Narrative of the City's Public Spaces

Moderator: Gayle Jessup White, Community Engagement Officer, Monticello

Panelists:

Dr. Mabel Wilson, Professor of Architecture, Columbia University,

Dr. Andrea Douglas, Executive Director, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center,

Kiara Boone, Deputy Director of Community Education, Equal Justice Initiative.

If all goes to plan, by 2024, the anniversary of the installment of the last commissioned confederate monument, Charlottesville will be the home of three major objects informed by local African American history. In this conversation, the University’s Monument to Enslaved Workers, the Dialogue on Race’s Vinegar Hill Monument, and the Equal Justice Initiative’s Lynching module will be considered. The discussion will suggest the ways that these substantial works impact the City’s public space and racial narrative.

The event is sponsored in collaboration with the Albemarle/ Charlottesville CommunityRemembrance Project and the City of Charlottesville’s Unity Days. It is free and open to the public.

Parking at the City Center is limited. Please consider alternate modes of transportation.

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