During August and September the University of Virginia is sponsoring a program One Year After: Examining the Events of August 11 & 12, 2017 to mark the anniversary of the violent white nationalist demonstrations that traumatized the University and Charlottesville communities.
Among the scheduled events, the Library will join the Carter G. Woodson Institute of African-American and African Studies, the Center for Digital Editing, and Virginia Humanities in a crowdsourced project to make the papers of civil rights icon and UVA professor Julian Bond available online.
There will be an announcement of the scope and goals of the project on August 14 at 4:00 p.m. in room 110 of Minor Hall, and a reception will follow at 5:30 p.m.—please RSVP here. Next day, on August 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., three years after Bond’s death, registered participants will begin transcribing Bond’s speeches at the following locations:
- 110 Minor Hall, the Carter G. Woodson Institute, Minor Hall, McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904
- The Scholars’ Lab in Alderman Library: 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904
- Shenandoah Joe on Ivy Road: 2214 Ivy Rd #109, Charlottesville, VA 22903
- Virginia Center for the Book at the Jefferson School: 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Transcribing is easy and instructions will be provided. Also take time from transcribing to visit a Library exhibition of original Julian Bond Materials in the Byrd-Morris Room of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Please participate in one or more of the events. Support the struggle for equality and social justice and help heal the wounds of August 11–12, 2017.