The UVa Graduate Student Coalition for Liberation is an expanding interdepartmental group of graduate students committed to making the University of Virginia and the city of Charlottesville more just places to live and work. In our unique position as students, researchers, and educators, we seek to pool and share knowledge. And in our position as workers and community members, we seek to build coalitions with undergraduates, fellow University workers, and other community members in Charlottesville, holding our University accountable to all those it serves and affects.
Our organization was founded with the goal of creating a campus environment where resources for learning about and combating white supremacy (such as discussion forums; visiting scholar and activist talks; syllabi; direct actions; trainings; and safe and accountable spaces) are readily available.
The GSCL is also responsible for the Charlottesville Syllabus, which currently takes the form of a zine. This Syllabus is to be used to educate readers about the long history of white supremacy in Charlottesville, Virginia. Created in order to illuminate and give context to local, contemporary injustice, the Syllabus is in constant revision.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
The GSCL welcomes new graduate student members who are committed to prioritizing the needs of students most affected by the terrors of white supremacy.
Graduate students may join our central organizing committee or simply join as someone who prefers to be delegated organizing work. Community members interested in being kept up to date with our collaborations, events, and work, may join our mailing list.
If you’d like to be a part of the Charlottesville Syllabus revision project–suggesting articles, contributing artwork, doing research, writing pieces, giving it shape–or if you’re interested in some level of involvement with the Coalition; or if your group is interested in collaborating with us; please fill out our web form and specify your desired level of involvement on our “Contact Us” page.