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Racial Justice and Equity

Please join Batten School Dean Ian Solomon as he marks Juneteenth (a day early) with reflection and celebration on Friday, June 18, from 10:30–11:30AM.

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The School's new postdoctoral fellows will investigate perceptions of minorities in academia and the workplace, among other subjects.

A woman holds up a portrait of George Floyd as people gather outside the Hennepin County Government Center on April 9, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is taking place.

In a commentary for Bloomberg Law, Batten's Brian N. Williams and co-author Carmen J. Williams, a third-year law student at the UVA School of Law, say the conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd marks a turning point. The path forward requires enacting needed reforms and courageous leadership by prosecutors and others.


The third event in the series will take place directly following the announcement of the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin. This panel event will include a discussion of the verdict between community organizers, activists and scholars with expertise in organizing advocacy efforts, collective healing and trust-building in response to instances of racial injustice.


As part of an ongoing series, UVA Law professor Anne Coughlin and Batten School professor Brian N. Williams will co-moderate a panel discussion that draws upon subject matter experts to discuss a range of police topics, including the history of the profession, its culture, standards and training, accountability mechanisms and future efforts to reform.


As part of an ongoing series, UVA Law professor Anne Coughlin will discuss the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer on trial for the death of George Floyd. What are the charges and what do they mean? Where does the case stand now and what can we expect moving forward in the coming weeks?


Illustration by Ojima Abalaka (Women's Health)

Compelling evidence from multiple studies points to racial disparities in healthcare—both in access to care and quality of care. In an article for Women's Health, Batten's Sophie Trawalter discusses her research exploring racial bias in healthcare.


In honor of Black History Month, three members of the Batten community who participated in the School’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations reflect on the activist’s legacy.


In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 18, please join Dean Ian Solomon, Associate Professor of Public Policy Paul Martin, and Social Equity Advisor Marrissa Jones for a virtual MLK community reading and dialogue.


As part of Batten's Black History Month programming, please join us for a special Batten Hour double header, featuring remarks from Dean Solomon on the IDEA Project Competition, followed by our guest speaker, Dr. Keesha Middlemass, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Howard University.