CANCELED - Film Screening - Connecting Lives, Opening Hearts: Community-Engaged Teaching

**We regret to announce that this event has been canceled because of the situation with the COVID-19 virus. We hope to reschedule for a later date when the situation is clearer. We apologize for any inconvenience and truly appreciate your interest and support.**


The community is invited to this special event showcasing the transformative power of community-engaged teaching. The evening will feature a screening of Seats at the Tablea 90-minute documentary by Rosalia Films about UVA's Books Behind Bars program founded by then-Lecturer Andrew Kaufman in 2009. Now in its 10th year, the course has UVA students meet weekly with students in a juvenile correctional center in Virginia to explore questions of meaning, value, and social justice through life-changing conversations about Russian literature.

At this event, President James E. Ryan will deliver welcoming remarks and Provost M. Elizabeth Magill will moderate a panel discussion. Reception to follow. This event is part of UVA's Public Service Week.

Panelists include:

  • Kelsey Bowman, former UVA student featured in film
  • Bradley Brewerformer correctional center student featured in film
  • Valerie Boykin, Director of Virginia's Department of Juvenile Justice and UVA alumna
  • Andrew Kaufman, Creator of Books Behind Bars and Assistant Director of Community-Engaged Learning Initiatives at the Center for Teaching Excellence


Watch the Seats at the Table trailer

Seats at the Table Trailer

1584995400 to 1585004400
Newcomb Theatre - University of Virginia 180 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Office of the President, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, Center for Teaching Excellence, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

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