Past Diversity Insights Breakfasts

Diversity Insights Breakfasts are a great way to engage scholars and thought leaders,

in conversations that generate questions and insights about the diversity, inclusion and equity landscape.

Original Event Date: October 17, 2017

Home as Synonym for Hatred: Lessons Learned from Charlottesville.

On August 11-12, every ilk of the “alt white”, Klansmen, fascists, white supremacists, invaded the small, progressive, college city of Charlottesville, VA and the University of Virginia. The name has become synonymous with racial strife. Join university, city, and county leaders as they share and assess what happened.

Compelling questions we addressed at this event: What happened and why did it happen? How did the “alt-white” pull it off? How can your institutions and localities prevent these sieges of hatred?


Wes Bellamy

Vice-Mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia

John Unsworth

University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, University of Virginia

Juan Wade

Boardmember, City of Charlottesville School Board and Albemarle County Social Services

Reverend Brenda Brown-Grooms

New Beginnings Christian Community


Dr. Artika Tyner

Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion,
University of St. Thomas