Press Coverage at the Transatlantic Partnership on Memory and Democracy 2019

The 2019 Transatlantic Partnership on Memory and Democracy at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville was of particular interest to local and regional news. One radio interview and two news segments were produced about the partnership, highlighting the role of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and students' engagement with important, if often uncomfortable, topics.

Before the Partnership's kickoff, hbs's Democracy Program Director Hannah Winnick was interviewed by Marguerite Gallorini from WMRA, the NPR affiliate station covering the central Shenandoah Valley as well as Charlottesville. 

During the weeklong series of events, local channel NBC 29 covered two separate activities.

On April 12th, NBC Reporter Lottye Lockhard followed UVa students woring with visiting fellow Armin Langer in Professor Manuela Achilles' history course on Nazi Germany. Students staged createive interventions across campus and in Charlottesville to engage people in political conversations. In one project, students publicly cleaned a plaque on the unviersity's Grounds—the only, and highly contested, memorial for the enslaved laborers who build the university—while talking to passers-by:

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You can watch the story here.

On the final day of the Partnership, NBC 29 broadcast a segment on Document It!, a documentary theater piece created through a collaboration between students in Professor Katelyn Hale Wood and Professor Doug Grissom's drama classes and returning fellow Christine Umpfenbach. Here students run through the show one last time before performing:

You can watch the story here.