build inclusive community
Citizens who began meeting after U.Va. students were attacked
by local youths about a year and a half ago are holding a workshop
April 12 to further understanding about racial and ethnic issues.
Open to the public, Many Races, One Community will
take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Buford School. Ishmail
Conway, assistant professor of education and associate director
of Upward Bound, will speak, and trained facilitators will assist
participants. The diverse group, recently dubbed Citizens for
a United Community, organized the event with several co-sponsors,
including U.Va. Their intent is to develop an action plan for
creating a more inclusive community. Lunch, also free, will be
included; attendees should register with Nancy OBrien at
293-8480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.