*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

One Drop:  Symbolism of the Racial Integrity Act (RIA)

Many of us are aware of the Racial Integrity Act, or RIA, developed in VA in 1924.  However, we may not be aware of the development history, the developer, and, perhaps, more importantly, the influence of the RIA on demographic groupings residing in Virginia, the focus of the Act.  The art Series, One Drop, by Charlotte McDaniel, attempts to combine the artist’s work in ethics and human rights with her love of art by using art as education.  One Drop illustrates how the RIA was designed to affect VA residents. Following the art presentation, a panel of esteemed colleagues representing signal socio-demographic groups will respond, commenting how the RIA influenced them or their ancestors. Join us for an informative and interactive presentation.   

Instructor Bio:

Dr. Charlotte McDaniel
As a retired professor of ethics (Yale, UPMC, Emory), McDaniel has attempted to combine her career in ethics and issues of human rights with her love of art. This Series addresses that aim. McDaniel is also a Fulbright Scholar (FI, SW, TU, IN) and founding president of the local Central VA Chapter. She is the author or editor of five books and numerous scholarly publications on ethics and health care.  She is also a juried  member of Oil Painters of America (OPA).
Mr. Toan Nguyen
Toan Nguyen was born in Vietnam and raised in Brussels and the United States. He received a B.S. in Architecture from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from UVA’s Darden Business School.  He and his wife, Betsy Patrick, founded C'ville Coffee which has been a community hub since 2000.
Dr. Renée M. E. Pratt
Renée Pratt is Asst. Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Isenberg School of Management, Operations and Information Management Dept. She received her doctorate from FSU in Management Information Systems. She is a Fulbright Scholar (Germany, 2013), grant awardee of the IBM Center for Business of Government, and an accomplished researcher in Information Systems. She is an active alumni and former board member of The PhD Project, representing diversity groups in business. Her work has appeared in numerous conferences and publications, including MIS Quarterly Executive, Information Systems Journal, and Journal of Information Technology.
Dr. Denise Walters
Denise Walters is a chemist with a B.S. in Chemistry and Ph.D. in Pharmacy from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is currently a Tribal Councilwoman for the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia. She is responsible for cultural programming at the Nottoway Community House and Interpretative Center in Capron, VA.  One of Denise’s hobbies is genealogy, serving as one of her family’s historians.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
L14 Charlotte McDaniel Nov. 2 Fr 1:30-3:00 pm Unity of Charlottesville NA

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