Podcast

The Charlottesville I Know

CAP staff discuss their personal experiences living in Charlottesville and attending UVA, the deep-rooted racism of the city, and what it looks like to create community in a hostile environment.

Michele and Igor sit down with three University of Virginia (UVA) graduates to digest the events that took place last week in Charlottesville. Daniella Gibbs Leger, Constance Torian, and Connor Maxwell discuss their personal experiences living in Charlottesville and attending UVA, the deep-rooted racism of the city, and what it looks like to create community in a hostile environment.

Show notes:

Read Daniella’s piece in GlamourI Went to the University of Virginia. We Don’t Need Statues to Remember our History.

Learn more about the podcast here.

Michele Jawando is a vice president at the Center for American Progress. Igor Volsky is a vice president at the Center. Sally Tucker is the radio coordinator for Communications at the Center. Rachel Rosen is the senior director of Broadcast Communications at the Center.

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Authors

Michele L. Jawando

Vice President

Igor Volsky

Vice President

Sally Tucker

Broadcast Coordinator

Rachel Rosen

Senior Director, Broadcast Communications

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