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Racial Justice and Equity

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Through a new BattenX educational module, CEOs and nonprofit executives from across the globe are reckoning with systemic racism.

Wornie Reed, Ph.D., discusses the police use of force—both in general and against African Americans in particular—and the role of police union contracts in protecting police officers accused of misconduct, including the misuse of force.

A student films a staged traffic stop in front of the Rotunda as part of the Youth, Blue & U project designed to bring local youths and studentscloser to police officers. (Photos by Dan Addison, University Communications)

Police and students can learn from one another if they talk more, according to Batten's Brian N. Williams, an associate professor of public policy.

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?