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Webinar Series: Responding to Two Pandemics | COVID-19 & Racism

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Free Speech and Protest

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 7:00 PM

Guest: Michael Signer, Mayor Emeritus of Charlottesville, VA
Host: Patrice Rankine, Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences

Conversation to be followed by a Q&A session.

Michael Signer is a public scholar, practicing attorney, and executive. For over twenty years, Mike has worked to promote democratic resilience - as a public servant, author, attorney, executive, and advocate. Mr. Signer served as the mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, from 2016–2018 during the Unite the Right rally of 2017. The Washington Post wrote that he was “one of Trump’s strongest critics.” Afterward, he founded and chaired Communities Overcoming Extremism: the After Charlottesville Project, a bipartisan coalition including the Anti-Defamation League, the Ford Foundation, the Charles Koch Institute, the Fetzer Institute, and New America. National Public Radio featured Mr. Signer's work “sharing painful lessons from the fight against hate.” 

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 Join us throughout the 2020-2021 academic year for a series of conversations in the School of Arts & Sciences, sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Arts & Sciences. We extend these webinars to our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. All members of the University of Richmond and beyond are welcome to attend.