Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa and award-winning novelist Micheline Aharonian Marcom discuss their roles as storytellers in reframing the conversation about migration at the U.S.-Mexico border.
On August 5, 2020, UVA Professor Jalane Schmidt led a virtual tour of the “Johnny Reb” statue in front of the Albemarle County Courthouse, talking about the role it has played in local and national narratives about religion, race and democracy. The following day, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to remove the 111-year old Confederate monument.
The Religion, Race & Democracy Lab grieves with the world over the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless Black lives that have been lost due to police brutality and systemic racism throughout American history. We stand in solidarity with the victims and with those who protest for a more just and equitable world for Black and Brown lives.
The Religion, Race & Democracy Lab receives a $45K collaborative programming grant in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs from Henry Luce Foundation and The American Council of Learned Societies to support a multimedia project examining the dynamics of religion, race, and global democratic movements.