Humanities Week 2018 at the University of Virginia begins on Monday, April 2, and will run throgh Saturday, April 7. This year, the week-long event's theme is Civil Resistance, a response to the violent events around the August 11-12, 2017, Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, and will explore the history and nature of civil resistance locally, nationally, and globally. Humanities Week is an annual event, produced by students and hosted by the Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures.
The choice of this week's theme comes from a growing community awareness of racism and extremist beliefs and the violence that often accompanies those beliefs, as well as a growing desire to implement positive and constructive responses to injustice and inequality. Events will include presentations, workshops, games, poetry, and art exhibits planned by students, faculty, and community members.
The week will kick off with "Revealing Unsung Heroes to Inspire Change," with filmmaker Chris Farina and 3rd year students Isabella Ciambotti, Maeve Curtin and Emma Hendrix discussing Farina's use of film both to highlight work done by community activists and to allow them tell their own stories. All events are free and open to the public. Schedules and descriptions of events and speakers are available at www.hw-uva.com.