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The Seventh Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is a week-long celebration of innovators, visionaries, and artists who are shaping small cities. The Festival occurs at dozens of venues throughout downtown Charlottesville. 

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Friday, April 13 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Partner Event: “How to Fix American Democracy: Part I"

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Presented with UVA Student Council, this series of rotating 30-minutes discussions on fifteen topics adapted from Richard Just’s article “How to Fix American Democracy – 38 Ideas for Repairing our Badly Broken Civic Life.” UVA faculty will engage participants in key issues such as Civil Rights Education, Reinvigorating Local Leadership, and Redefining Patriotism.

Discussion Leaders include University of Virginia Professors such as Carah Ong Whaley, Andrew Kropko, and Bruce Williams, Emily Morrison, Rosanna Bencoach, and other Charlottesville Community Leaders, and Scholars at the Miller Center of Public Affairs.

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Miller Center at UVA

The Miller Center is a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia that specializes in presidential scholarship, public policy, and political history and strives to apply the lessons of history and civil discourse to the nation's most pressing contemporary governance chal... Read More →
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University of Virginia

In 1819 Thomas Jefferson fulfilled his lifelong ambition to create a better institution of higher learning, one that would prepare America's citizens to lead and govern the new nation. His University would be the first to engineer cross-disciplinary exchange between the sciences and... Read More →

Friday April 13, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
The Lawn at the University of Virginia (12-2 pm)