Kirt von Daacke: UVA’s difficult past from 1865 to 1965
Sep
22
6:00 PM18:00

Kirt von Daacke: UVA’s difficult past from 1865 to 1965

$25.00 per member/$35 per non-member to hold a space at the dinner.
25 tickets max will be sold for each talk.
Tickets must be pre-paid.
Talks and dinners are in the Garden Terrace.

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Professor Kirt von Daacke’s research centers upon social constructions of race, community social hierarchies, and identity in eighteenth and nineteenth century America. He is Assistant Dean and Professor of History at UVA He is especially fascinated with studying the complex interplay of race and culture in the antebellum South. Prof. von Daacke co-chairs both the UVA President's Commission on Slavery and the University (PCSU) and the President’s Commission on the University in the Age of Segregation (PCUAS). The PCSU worked on research, acknowledgment, community engagement, and atonement for several years, culminating in the completion of a significant memorial to enslaved laborers (expected completion spring 2019). The PCUAS will continue that process and investigate UVA’s difficult past from 1865 to 1965. Prof. von Daacke serves on the FSBC Board of Directors and as we approach our Centennial Celebration in 2021, will help our community reckon with our own racial history as a private social club, founded in the 1920’s in the South.  


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Amy Hagstrom Miller: Whole Women's Health and Challenging the Status Quo
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Amy Hagstrom Miller: Whole Women's Health and Challenging the Status Quo

$25.00 per member/$35 per non-member to hold a space at the dinner.
25 tickets max will be sold for each talk.
Tickets must be pre-paid.
Talks and dinners are in the Garden Terrace.

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Amy Hagstrom Miller is founder, president, and CEO of Whole Woman’s Health is a privately-owned, feminist organization committed to providing holistic care for women, comprehensive gynecology services, including abortion care. As the lead plaintiff in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, she helped secure a crucial victory against abortion restrictions in Texas, which has since been used in at least 12 other states. Now, she’s challenging similar restrictions in Virginia. Hagstrom Miller will discuss her experiences winning the most consequential US Supreme Court decision in decades, the future of Roe and her life’s work to eliminate the stigma and shame surrounding abortion via the non-profit initiative SHIFT.

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Siva Vaidhyanathan: Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy
Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

Siva Vaidhyanathan: Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy

$25.00 per member/$35 per non-member to hold a space at the dinner.
25 tickets max will be sold for each talk.
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Siva Vaidhyanathan is the Robertson Professor of Media Studies and director of the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2018). He also wrote Intellectual Property: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2017), and The Googlization of Everything -- and Why We Should Worry (University of California Press, 2011). He has written two previous books: Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity (New York University Press, 2001) and The Anarchist in the Library: How the Clash between Freedom and Control is Hacking the Real World and Crashing the System (Basic Books, 2004). He also co-edited (with Carolyn Thomas) the collection, Rewiring the Nation: The Place of Technology in American Studies (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007).

Vaidhyanathan oversees the National Magazine Award Winning Virginia Quarterly Review magazine. He has appeared in an episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to discuss early social network services. Vaidhyanathan has appeared in several documentary films, including Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013), Inside the Mind of Google (2009), and Freedom of Expression (2007). In 2016 Vaidhyanathan played a prominent role in the higher-education documentary, Starving the Beast. Vaidhyanathan was portrayed as a character on stage at the Public Theater in New York City in a play called Privacy (2016). Vaidhyanathan served on the board of the Digital Public Library of America from 2012 through 2018.


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Aileen Sevier: Virginia Winemaking
Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

Aileen Sevier: Virginia Winemaking

$25.00 per member/$35 per non-member to hold a space at the dinner.
25 tickets max will be sold for each talk.
Tickets must be pre-paid.
Talks and dinners are in the Garden Terrace.

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Aileen Sevier, Director of Marketing at Early Mountain Vineyards, combines her passion for wine with a love of business strategy and storytelling while overseeing marketing for Early Mountain. She previously managed a portfolio of iconic family owned wineries from around the world at Terlato Wines International and directed the beverage program at Legal Sea Foods, a multi-unit restaurant group renowned for its wine program. 

Aileen graduated with honors from Kenyon College with a BA in Anthropology and Asian Studies and Brandeis University’s International MBA program. She is currently a student in the prestigious Master of Wine program. Aileen will discuss the state of play in Virginia wine making and will lead a tasting of the most innovative wines crafted at Early Mountain over dinner.  

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