Speakers

Pam Dawling

The Year-Round Hoophouse

Pam Dawling, author of The Year-Round Hoophouse, has grown vegetables at Twin Oaks Community in central Virginia for twenty-seven years, feeding 100 people from 3.5 acres, and training members to garden.

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Dan Doernberg

Dan Doernberg, president of public interest group Fairness.com LLC, is the creator of NowComment, a close reading/critical thinking cloud-based tool used at University of Virginia and other schools. He co-founded Silicon Valley’s Computer Literacy Bookshops, which went public after its sale in 1997.

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Frank Dukes

Frank Dukes is a mediator and facilitator with the Institute for Environmental Negotiation at UVa and leads its “Transforming Community Spaces” project. He founded University & Community Action for Racial Equity (UCARE) and was a member of the Charlottesville’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Race, Memorials and Public Spaces.

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Michael Eric Dyson

What Truth Sounds Like: RFK, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America

Michael Eric Dyson, author of What Truth Sounds Like, is a university professor of sociology at Georgetown University, a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, and a contributing editor of The New Republic and ESPN’s The Undefeated. Ebony named him one of the 100 most influential African Americans and one of the 150 most powerful blacks in the nation.

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