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Service Events and Opportunities

 

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Courses listed on Learning in Action have a service-learning component or explore local, national, or global issues ...

Disability Acceptance Week

Oct. 20-24

UVA Student Council, together with IHGC and the Disability Access Committee, invites you to participate in Disability Acceptance Week.

6th Annual Fight Cancer 5K

Oct. 25, 8:30 a.m., The Whispering Wall

Relay For Life at UVa is hosting its sixth annual Fight Cancer 5K, part of the first official FIGHT + FLIP philanthropy weekend at UVa! Join us as we run to raise money for the American Cancer Society and the fight against cancer, then stop by Pancakes for Parkinson's following the race for an awesome pancake breakfast to support the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. 5K Registration is $10 before the race and $15 the morning of the race. Registration opens at 8 a.m. on race day. 

Pancakes for Parkinson's

Oct. 25, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Lawn (south end near Homer statue)

Celebrate the 10th annual Pancakes for Parkinson’s at the University of Virginia to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. This event was founded with the idea that members of the community and students of the University of Virginia could bridge their efforts and fight for a Parkinson’s cure. Students and community members will come together and flip pancakes to help raise awareness and collect donations for Parkinson’s disease ...

 

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UCARE

University and Community Action for Racial Equity (UCARE) is dedicated to helping the University of Virginia and the Charlottesville communities work together to understand the University role in slavery, racial segregation, and discrimination and to find ways to address and repair that legacy, particularly as they relate to present day disparities. To that end, UCARE participants represent a broad cross-section of community members and University faculty, staff and students. We hope that our efforts at working collaboratively across sometimes polarized divides represent authentic steps towards truth, understanding, repair and reconciliation.