Six years ago, Yatzil Romero Rodriguez migrated from Veracruz, Mexico, to Charlottesville and didn’t speak English. She said she struggled to fit in at one point because of the language barrier.
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Related Articles: Students’ videos highlight immigration issues West Main statue to be discussed as streetscape moves forward Mayor calls for removal of Lewis and Clark statue On WTJU’s Soundboard this week, Billy, Giles, and Elliott talk with host Lewis Reining about a student film about the experience of immigration and about discussions about whether to move or […]
Nearly five months ago, Melanie Saravia, a senior at Albemarle High School, and her peers in the school’s Latinx Club said they wanted to make a video that would have an impact on the community. “We realized that there were so many students who walk through the halls here, yet nobody really knows the story […]
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Nearly a month ago, a racist online threat prompted Charlottesville City Schools to close. The immediate response was to increase security measures. But parents are concerned about how the threat fits into a larger question regarding how students are being taught about diversity and inclusion. Earlier this month, Matt Haas, superintendent of Albemarle County Public […]
T. Denise Johnson, currently executive director of City of Promise, said she knows the power of education and representation for children — especially in Charlottesville. That was her reason for accepting the offer to be the first supervisor of equity and inclusion position for Charlottesville City Schools. Her new role will begin on May 15. […]