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

When: 
1584995400 to 1585004400
Where: 
Newcomb Theatre - University of Virginia 180 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Sponsor: 
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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