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