Past Events

Engaging with MLK's Words, Life and Legacy
Jan 20, 2022 / 2:30-4:00 PM EDT
The Dean's Suite (Garrett Hall 200)

In celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., please join Dean Ian Solomon for a Batten community reading and dialogue.

Batten Reads: Celebrating Juneteenth
June 18, 2021 / 10:30–11:30AM
UVA’s Memorial to Enslaved Laborers and the Garden of Pavilion X

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.

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 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.