Disorientation Guide: The Pursuit Of Truth Begins Here (University of Virginia, 2017)

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Disorientation Guide: The Pursuit Of Truth Begins Here (University of Virginia, 2017)

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2017

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Charlottesville, Virginia

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DISORIENTATION
GUIDE
---.
THEPURSUIT
OFTRUTH
BEGINS
HERE

Welcome
totheDisorientation
Guide,
your
first
step
toward
peeling
back
tl1e
sanitized
public
fuce
ofUVA
andrevealing
itstruecharacter
andhis
tory.
You
probably
remember
your
summer
orientation,
stumbling
through
tl1e
Good
01'Song
(why
isitsofast?)
and
maybe
feeling
abitoutofplace
inaseaofsundresses
andill-fitting
hl1akis
andpastel
short
s.This
guide
aims
tosubvert
theSouthern
traditionalist
culture
oftheUniversi~
and
reveal
abrut~,
unjust
legacy
- but~soaradiant
history
ofradical
activism
that
continues
today.
We~mtoeducate
and
inspire
ourreaders
totake
action,
because
webelieve
welove
ouruniversicy
most
when
wechange
itfor
tl1e
better.
Remember
what
UVA
hasbeen,
andhna~ne
what
itcould
be.

Asyou
read
through
thisguide,
you
may
feel
uncomfortable
astl1is
per
fectly
curated
image
oftl1e
universicy
begins
tofalls
apart
--andiliatis
good
.You
have
begun
thefirst
step,
which
isacknowled~ng
theinjustices
andhow
UVA
asaninstitution
and
you
asastudent
arecomplicit
infur
thering
tl1at.
Thenext
step
isaction,
inwhich
wehope
thatthisguide,
inaddition
toother
things,
canserve
asacatalyst.
You
aregoing
tofind
information
ondifferent
student
groups
thathave
been
consistently
and
effectively
organizing
around
avarie~
issues,
from
living
wage
toitnmi
grant
justice
--and
weencourage
toreach
outand
learn
more
about
tl1eir
work
You
aregoing
tobeintroduced
toanwnber
ofclasses
and
professors
who
arecommitted
tousing
educatien-as
a-toel
tofight
injustice
--and
-somuch
more.
Weurge
you
notread
thismateri~
casually
orlightly
but
instead,
wehope
thatcritically
eng~with
thecontent,
asouchallen
,
confront,
andchallenge
ag~n
tl1e
systems
tliat
have
caused
ustofight
·
thefirst
place.
When
you
reach
thefinal
page,
wewant
you
toleave
feeling
more
knowl
edgeab
le about
theUniversicy
anditsroleinperpetuating
oppression
more
willing
tonotonly
stand
buttoactdongside
theindividuals
who
have
been
doing
tl1e
wor~
day
inand
day
out,
and
ready
tohold
UVA
to
task
onbeing
theuniversi~
they
claim
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marks
thebeginning
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events,
butthemood
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celebratory.
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communiry
reflects
ontheevents
ofAugust
12th,
wemust
also
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and
hones~
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admirtlstration
when
itcomes
toourUniversi~,s
history
.Those
interested
inexploring
UVNs
long
and
complicated
past
will
bedisappointed
bytl1e
events
planned.
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there
isasymposium
onslavery
tl1is
fall,
and
this
' ~peofevent
isastep
intheright
direction
.However,
alarge,
public
event
like
thebicentenni~
could
beanopportunify
tohighlight
tl1e
other
parts
ofUV~s
history
tl1at
need
tobeaddressed,
andsuggests
thatracism
on
grounds
ispart
ofthedistant
past.
Forexample,
Cabell,
Rouss,
and
Cocke
Hall
were
constructed
toblock
tl1e
view
ofacommunify
offreed
black
slaves
called
Canada.
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theKKK
donated
money
totheconstruc
tion
ofagymnasium,
aspart
ofthe\entennial
endowment
fund."
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ofarticles
intheDaily
Progress
articles
inlate
1922
~veconcrete
evidence
ofaKlan
chapter
attheUniversi~.
There
isalso
along
history
ofstudent
resistance
towhite
supremacy
which
isnotgiven
enough
recognition,
and
should
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ofpride
fortheUniversify.
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pushed
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oftl1e
Universi~
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back
asfaras1935.
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included
asit-in
onthelawn
in1969
thatthousands
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in.Ahundred
years
ago,
tl1e
Klan
took
part
inthecelebration
ofthis
Universiry's
founding.
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begin
tocommemorate
another
hundred
years,
theeyes
ofthenation
are
onCharlottesville
and
UVA.
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achance
setanexample
and
own
up
toalltwo
hundred
years
ofthis
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work
t make
it
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overstate
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theBoard
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Being
queer
atUVA
isnoteasy.
Butyouwouldn't
always
know
itbased
onthe
ways
UVA
constantly
upholds
itsbeloved
iliversity,
indusivity
,andstatus
asacut·
tingedge
public
university.
This
school
islotlike
thecountry
asawho
le:there
's
awhole
lotta
peop
lewith
"lov
eislove
"shirts,
butverbal
support
forinclusivity
belles
thefactthatmar
ginalized
voices
areconsistently
silenced
orignore&
Our
administration
wants
ustobelieve
thatbeing
queer
isnotradical.
It'llhelp
you
get
agood
intern
ship,
andifyou>re
ashomonom1ative
ashumanly
possible,
theworld
will
love
andaccept
you.
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talkabout
queerness
atUVA
without
talking
about
differing
levels
of
privilege
within
thecategory
ofqueer
itse~
remembering
thatwhile
(queer
'pushes
back
against
hierarchies,
itisclear
thatatUVA
it'sawhole
loteasier
tobequeer
if
you're
rich,
white,
cis,
andwilling
toattempt
tojoinandsupport
dominant
UVA
culture.
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thatmany
LGBTQJA
rights
efforts
have
only
benefited
ase·
lect,
privileged
few,
UVA'.s
efforts
atqueer
inclusivity
comp
letely
ignore
avast
ma
·
joriry
ofqueer
students,
forwhom
queerness
isbutonly
onefacet
oftheir
identity
thatdominant
UVA
c~ture
rejects.
Traditional
queer
spaces
andwell
known
faces
here
con
sistently
reflect
white
male
queerness,
anextension
ofwhite
supremacy
andpatriarchy
thatdoesn't
disappear
simply
because
we're
queer.
Changing
that
narrative
andallowing
queer
andtrans
people
ofcolor
tolead
usisthemost
ram
calthing
ourcommunity
cando.
Make
your
own
spaces,
collectives,
andgroups.
Uplift
voices
andnurture
leaders
thatarenotoften
heru-d
atourschool.
Allow
queerness
toflourish
inways
that
don't
fitintothenormative
boxes
setoutforusbytheadministration
andthe
students
theadministration
ordains
as"tomorrow's
leaders.
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heradical,
hepowerful,
and
hemore
than
what
they
want
ustohe.

HOW
DID
WfGnHfRU
atimeline
ifevents
2015/2016

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sentiment
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ofthestat
ueincrea
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Matter
isspray
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oftheLeestatue
andcity
council
people
start
totake
uptheissue.
Inresponse,
local
white
sup
remacist
andgraduate
ofUVA,
Jason
Kessler
thegroup
Unify
andSecurity
for
1 forms
America.
Thehategroup
targets
local
activists
ofcolor,
andVice
Mayor
Wes
Bellamy,
fortheir
work
toremove
theLee
statue.
Over
thenext
few
month
s>Jason
Kessler
tran
sforms
Charlottes
ville
intoground
zero
forthenational
"al
t-right"
movement.

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July
8th,
2017

Achapter
oftheKKK
fromorth
Carolina
hold
arall
yin
Justice
Par~
around
thestatue
ofStonewall
Jac
kson.
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ofcommunity
members
show
uptodrown
outthe
rally.
The
police
protect
theKlan
asthey
enter
thepar
kandAogu!I
II-12th,
2017
hold
their
racist
rally.
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areheavily
militarized,
inciteUnite
'IheRight
Rally
brings
hWJdre
conflic
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proteste
rs,make
randomarrest
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ofNeo
-Nazis
together
fora violen
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weapons.
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the•~t-right'
attempts
to week~nd
ofterrorizing
thecity.
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13,2017
distance
themsclves
from
theKlan,
they
areoften
men
- dayrught,
30students
&om
astatewi
UVA
grads
Richard
Spencer
andJatared
byKKK
members
andfollow
intheracist
foots
tep
s coalition
disrupt
their
torch
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on
Kicking
Naz
isofftheDowntown
Mall
sonKessler
lead
amob
ofwhlte
men
ofKlansmen
, Members
ofsever~
Neo
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aretheNorth
side
oftheRotunda
with
help
Lot~
organizers
mobilize
toensure
that
Jason
Kessler
andtocircle
theFestival
ofCultures
at
present
inthecrowd
ofcounter
-protesters.
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attempt
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community
members
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-fashi!_fellow
Neo
-Nazis
arenotwekome
inCharlottesville
then
'LeePark.
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atJackson
togathe
r information
oncounter
-protesters
inorder
to cist
groups.
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next
day,
theCharlott
d~ngtheSpring.
Activists
petition
local
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tobanPark
before
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organizers
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weapo
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rally
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of
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s outhundreds
ofcommunity
members
with
candles.
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reading
'Black
Lives
Matter.
Fuck
White
Supremacy,
' ishung
from
Lee.
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white
supremacist,
Jason
Ke
ssler,
shows
uphalfway
through
thevigil
andattempts
toremove
the
ba~~er,
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later
thatnight
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community
achVIsll
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people
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large
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men
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toruninto
count
: er-protesters.
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: from
Ohio
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: terror
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hlscarinto
~ acelebratory
march
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March
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"Lee
Park
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March
31s
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Conservative
Congressman
Tom
Garrett
hosts
a closed
Town
HallatUVA.
Jason
Kessler
andother
Neo
-Nazis
show
upinsupport
oftheCongressman.
Activists
disrupt
theTown
Hall
andrally
outside.

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·

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CityCouncil
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Leeand
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Parks
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versity
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community,
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acycle
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workers
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pollcies
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thissection,
theUniversi9
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.African
Americans
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family
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research
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InSeptember
of1950,
Gregory
Swans-on
entered
theUVA
school
ofLaw.
Hewas
thefirst
black
student
toattend
theUniversity
ofVir~nia,
115
years
after
slaves
atUVA
gained
their
freedom.
Fast-forward
to1951
andSwanson,
who
had
already
obtained
alaw
degree
from
Howard
,was
gone.Why
didheleave
sosoo
nyou
might
askr
Raci
sm.
Itwould
take
anadditional
two
yea
rsbefore
another
African
-American
would
finally
graduate
from
the
University
ofVir~nia.
That
resilient
soul
was
none
other
than
W~ter
Ridle
y,who
in195
3
earned
hisdoctorate
from
UV~s
Curry
School
ofEducation.
Even
intheface
ofgood
oleVir~nia
racism,
incessant
taunting,
andbigotry
Ridle
ystayed
thecourse
1Walter
1 and
earned
hisdegree.
Asaresul
t,whenever
thegoing
gottough
fortheBbck
students
who
came
after
Walter
(and
you
best
believe
that
times
gothella
tough),
students
would
encour
age
each
other
with
thesloga
n"Walter
stayed;"
affirming
that
ifW~ter
had
thestrength
to
endure
UVA'.s
bull
shi
t,they
could
too.
Inthe6ffs
anumber
oftrailblazing
Black
students
flooded
(more
like
trickled
in,buttoa
school
like
UVA
atthetime
itwas
aflood)
UVJ\s
stude
ntbody
toshake
upgrounds.
1ready
Thankfully,
UVa
was
prepared
forthisinflux
ofminority
studen
ts,andtook
thenecessary
steps
ofhirin
gblack
faculty,
endowing
anumber
ofminority
scholarships
,and
establishing
anOffice
ofAfrican
American
Affairs,
tohelp
Black
stu
dent
sfeel
asense
ofbelonging
insuc
hapredominately
white
space
. Sikel
Ittook
countless
student
protests,
andthree
whole
-assresearch
repor
ts(Au
daciou
sFaith
I&IIand
Towards
aBetter
Univer
si~)before
UVa
even
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rolling
ondiversi~
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equi~
,programs
forBla
ck
students
(and
werestill
fightin~.
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even
though
theBbck
stude
ntexperience
atUVa
haslargely
been
anuphill
battle
with
many
hard
fought
victories,
Black
students
arestill
thrivin
gongrounds,
never
backing
down
from
theopportunity
toreclaim
ourtime
inthe
face
ofwhite
supre
ma
cy.
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Graduate
Student
Coalition
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stude
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Liberation
isanexpanding
interdepartmen
- members
who
arecommitted
toprioritizing
talgroup
ofgraduate
student
scommitted
totheneeds
ofstude
ntsmost
affected
bythe
making
theUniversity
ofVir~nia
andtheterrors
ofwhite
supremacy
.
city
ofCharlottesville
more
justphces
tolive
and
work
Inourunique
position
asstudents,
Graduate
students
may
joinourcentral
orresearchers,
andeducators,
weseek
topoolganizing
committee
orsimply
joinassome
andshare
knowled
ge.And
inourposition
asonewho
prefers
tobedelegated
orgaruzing
workers
andcommunity
members,
weseek
workCommunity
members
interested
in
tobuild
coalitions
with
undergraduates,
fol
- being
keptuptodatewithourcollabo
ralowUniversity
workers,
andother
commu
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.events>
andwor~
may
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nity
members
inCharlottesville,
holding
ourlist.
University
accountable
toalltho
seitserves
andaffects.
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liketobeapartoftheCharlottes
villeSyUabus
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search>
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ifyou
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(such
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forums;
ment
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group
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talks;
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inthecomments
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contact
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The
GSCL
is~soresponsible
fortheChar
lottesville
Syllabus,
which
currently
takes
the
form
ofazine.
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Syllabus
is tobeused
toeduca
tereaders
about
thelong
history
of
white
supremacy
inCharlottesville,
Vir~n
ia.Created
inorder
toilluminate
andgive
context
tolocal
, contemporary
injustice,
the
Syllabus
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revi
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DREAMe
rsonGrounds
was
founded
intheFall
of2015
bytwoundergraduate
students
w~o
_s~w
alack
ofadvo~acy
&.inclusion
forundocumented
studen
tsattheUnive
rsityof
Vrrg1rua.
DREAMers
rums
tocreate
amore
inclusive
environment
&safe
space
forall
undocumented
stude
nts(DREAM
ers)
atUVA
throu
gheducation>
advocacy,
andall
yship.
Inthe_
Sp~ing
of2016,
DREAM
ersOnGrounds
applied
for Contracted
Independent
Orgaruzaaon
(CIO) status.
After
wewere
denied
ofCIOstatus
from
Student
Council
attheUnive
rsityofVirginia,
wedecided
thatcha
ngeneeded
tobemade.
Wewrote
a
petition
demanding
thatStudent
Council
beheld
accountable
forthemistakes
thatwere
made
during
thisprocess.
After
more
than
1>000
signatures,
DREAMe
rsOnGrounds
was
declared
anofficial
CIOat thenext
Student
Council
meeting.
Since
then,
wehave
worked
vigorously
inobtaining
auniversity
environment
where
DREAMer
sfeel
empowered>
included,
andsafe.

InSpring,
DREAMer
sOnGrounds
hold
sanannual
"DREAM
\~eek
,,inwhich
weinvite
theUVa
&Char~ottesville
community
toparticipate
inwee~ong
events
thatdepict
the
DREAM
erexpenence.
Furthermore,
weprovide
faculty
&staff
with
tool
s&information
tohelp
intheir
interactions
with
undocumented
students,
such
asthrough
UndocuAlly
Tr~nings.
UndocuAlly
Trainings
arealearni
ngopportunity/workshop
foreducators
&
pee
rstodevelop
&enhance
their
working
knowledge
regarding
undocumented
student
populations
atUVa.
Weare~socommitted
tohaving
stron
gtieswith
administrations
most
importantl
yStudent
Financial
Services,
inorder
toprovide
students
with
thenec
es'.
sary
resource~
tomake
their
experience
asuccessful
one.
DREAMers
OnGrounds
isapartoftheVir~nia
Intercolle~ate
Immi
grantAlliance,
a
coalition
ofuniversity
organizations
with
similar
purpo
ses.
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Us!

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Founded
intheSpring
of2016
after
the2015
atVirginia
Commonwealth
University.
needs
and
voices
ofLatinx
activists
were
notIssues
wetackle
inPLUMAS
arebate
~~g addressed,
PLUMAS
seeks
tocreates
crimes,
police
brutality,
disproportionat
avicengagement
andawareness
ofsocial
amounts
ofLatinxs
suspended/in
prison,
andpolitical
issues
through
education,
ad
- immigration,
Black
Lives
Matter
andthe
vocacy,
anddirect
action.
rights
oftrans/
queer
Latinxs.

UNITfD
UVA
Students
Unite<l
issmall,
scrappy
group
ofstudents
who
aimtochallenge
thecorporate
university
atevery
turn.
Westarted
in2013
when
theBoard
ofVisitors
cutAcces
sUVA'.s
no-loan
policy.
Students
we
reoutraged
bythisbecause
now
low
-income
students
were
forced
totake
outloans.
Despite
having
justbuilt
a 12million
squash
court
facility,
nottomention
hoarding
a 5billion
endowment,
theBOV
thought
AccessUVA
was
too
expensive.
After
huge
student
protests,
theBOY
finally
acceded
andannounced
a18mil
li~~
gift
.totheen~owment.
Ever
since
then,
wehave
been
organizing
students
against
twbon
hikes.
Inspnng
of2015,
UVASU
gotword
thattheBO
Vwas
going
toraise
tuition
1~%.
Wequickly
mobilized
students
injustacoup
ledays
todisrupt
theBOV
meeting
with
chants
of"whose
universityr
Our
university!"
Although
theBOV,
after
much
conflict,
e~ded
uppassing
themassive
tuition
increase,
thestudent
protests
and
ensuing
battles
with
theGeneral
Assembly
shifted
thepublic
debate
around
tuition.
UVASU
v~ues
dem
ocratic
governance
andstudent
voice,
andranacampaign
forapublic
comment
period
atBOY
meetings.
Though
UVASU
prima
rilyorganizes
students,
inthefight
against
the
corporatization
ofhigher
education
weunderstand
wemust
~sobuild
relationshlps
\vith
Charlottesville
community
members.
Wehave
proudly
stood
with
Charlottesville
activists
~nthe.ir
fight
agai~st
ge~trification,
forjustice
forSage
Smith,
andagainst
white
supremacy
mallitsform
s.Jom
us1fyou
areready
totake
direct
action
foramore
democratic,
diverse,
affordable,
andaccessible
University
thatworks
forALL
ofus.
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The
University
ofVir~nia's
chapter
ofPo-Ourfirstaction
asa group
wasafter
the
litical
Latinxs
United
forMovement
andwhlte
nationalist
"Unite
theRight"
protests
~c~on
in.~ociety
(PLUMAS)
isa social
held
ontheUVA
Grounds
andthecityof
JUStice/actIVISt
group
thatengages
theLat
- Charlottesville
onAugust
11th& 12th,
inxcommunitv
byproviding
asafe,
proac
- 2017.
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ofhundreds
ofwhite
national
tivespace
forstudents
tovocalize,
discuss,
ists,
neo
-Nazis,
andKuKlux
Klan
members
andactonsubstantive
social
justice
issues
indowntown
Charlottesville
ledto~olent
affecting
theLatinx
community
bothondashes
with
counter
-protesters
leaving
one
Grounds
andintheGreater
Charlottesville
person
dead.
PLlTh1AS
condemned
the
Community.
deplorable
actions
ofthese
aalt
-right"
pro
..
testers
andexpressed
itsimmense
grief
for
PLUMAS
was
ori~nally
create<l
attheUni
- allthose
affected
bytheir
senseless
violence
versityofMaryland
-College
Park
Campus
through
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public
statement.
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2013'-by-UMD-Alumn'l~
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and
Jennifer
&dar.
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word
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The
Virginia
Student
Envir
onmental
Coalition
isanetwork
ofyoung
people
uniting
across
Virginia
toendtheextraction
ofcommunities
andpeople.
Wework
tofight
extraction
inallitsforms
- from
fossil
fuel
extraction
totheeconomic
devastation
ofrural
communities
tothedevastation
ofblack
andbrown
communities
bypolice
andprison
systems.
Weseethat
Virginia
hasfaced
many
waves
ofextraction
- from
theenslavement
ofAfrican
people
tothetobacco
industry
andtoday
thefossil
fuel
industry.
From
one
extractive
economy
tothenext,
thewealth
andpower
ofanelite
dass
ofpeople
hasgrown.

WXTJ
Student
Radio
exists
tobring
diverse
andinteresting
music
totheUniversiry.
This
includes
playing
music
onair
, creating
asub
-community
ofstudents
who
arepassionate
about
music,
andhosting
orpromoting
house
shows
andconcerts
on-grounds
andaround
Charlottesville.
Eac
hDJhasatwohour
time
slo
t once
every
oneortwo
weeks
.Wealso
host
house
shows
once
every
few
weeks
which
areopen
toeveryone.
Weareafreeform
station
which
means
thatstudents
canplay
anddiscuss
whatever
they
want
onair(solong
asit isFCC
approved).
Right
now
weareencouraging
ourDJstouseourmedia
platform
asatool
forpolitical
andpersonal
empowerment

The
Atlantic
Coast
Pipelin
e~proposed
tobeconstruc
tedsouth
ofCharlottesville
inBu
ckingham
County
byanenergy
monoPoly
called
Dominion
Power.
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most
dangerous
part
ofthepipelin~
thecompressor
station,
isproposed
tothebuilt
intheheart
oftheUnion
Hillcommuniry,
amajority
black
and
low-in
come
community.
vVe
arecommitted
to~htingwhite
supremacy
inallitsforms
--from
pipe
line
sthatthreatening
black
communities
inVir~nia
toconfronting
white
nationalism.
The
Vir~nia
Student
Environment~
Coali
tion
mobilized
acontingent
ofyout
htoconfront
thewhite
supremacist
Nazis
lastweekend,
where
were
surrounded
bytorch
-bearing
nazis
onFriday
night
andmembers
ofourgroup
were
wounded
bytheterrorist
attack
onSaturday.
1

InCharlottesville,
weveresisted
these
pipelines
using
avariety
oftartics
from
testifying
at
government
hearings,
disruption
ofpolitic~
events,
anddirect
action.
Wefight
~ongside
people
living
intheproposed
route
ofthepipeline
inneighboring
Bu
ckingham
County
and
theUnion
HillCommuniq
The
Union
Hill
communirywas
initially
created
byFreedmen.
Dominion
haspurchased
thevery
land
oftheformer
plantation.
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sup!
Through
thepower
ofthepipeline
fight,
both
pipelines
have
been
sigruficantly
delayed
- though
notyetstopped.
The
pipelines
arescheduled
tobegin
construction
in
November.

This
September
29th
-October
1st,VSEC
willbehosting
aDirect
Action
camp
totrain
young
people
from
across
Virginia
ontheskills
andstrate~es
weneed
tostop
thesepipe
lines.
Corne
camp
out,
meet
young
people
resisting
across
VA
and
skill
upontoo
lsforsocial
change.
Westrive
toactively
intef\/ene
inthisfuture
wereinheriting
together.
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meet
onTuesdays
at8pm
inClark
101.
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