Nov 11 – Charlottesville: Our Streets; Design for Social Equity

Ellen DanielsAOS, Charlottesville, Talk

Guests:
Jackson Landers, is the co-creator of “Charlottesville: Our Streets,” a film about the tragic events that occurred in Charlottesville on Aug 11 & 12. Jackson Landers is here, he is a science writer, who used to spend most of his time writing about things like coral reefs and harlequin frogs for Smithsonian Magazine, but at least since this summer, has trained his pen on and the alt right riots, rallies and hearings… and he’s made a film, “Charlottesville: Our Streets.” Co-creators, Brian Wimer, Natalie Anna Jacobsen.… Read More

Oct. 14 — A Look at Campus Gender-Based Violence, Youth Extremism; Calculated Voter Suppression

Ellen DanielsAOS, Charlottesville, Talk

Guests:
Nancy Deutsch, Ph.D., Professor at the Curry School of Education and Director of Youth-Nex,
The University of Virginia Center to Promote Effective Youth Development. We discussed campus gender-based violence, Title IX and the current administration’s roll-back of Obama’s guidance to address campus sexual violence; the role of afterschool programs in helping youth engage productively in their lives and in society; and more as noted below.… Read More

July 29 – Alight Funding Refugees & A Writer’s Tale

Ellen DanielsAOS, Charlottesville, Talk

Guests:
Christine Mahoney, co-founder of the Alight Fund, which is empowering refugee entrepreneurs to grow small businesses in displacement-effected zones. Her new book is “Failure and Hope: Fighting for the Rights of the Forcibly Displaced.” She is Professor of Public Policy and Politics at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and Director of the Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Virginia.… Read More