Jalane Schmidt, "Thinking On My Feet: The Risks and Rewards of Public Engagement Scholarship"

November 21, 2019
7:00 PM | Downtown Regional Library

 

The UVA chapter of the American Association of University Professors is sponsoring an upcoming talk by Dr. Jalane Schmidt, as associate professor of religious studies in the College (see attached flyer). Some months ago, a prominent local citizen was offended by Jalane’s community engagement in the context of objecting to confederate monuments and filed a frivolous defamation lawsuit against her and others.  Jalane’s experience and the University’s response raise fundamental issues that affect all of us.  

Location: McIntire Room (upstairs), Downtown Branch Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 E. Market Street, Charlottesville