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Ashley Blackwell is a 3rd year undergraduate student majoring in Urban and Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia. She is interested in working with low-income communities. She spends her time  developing a documentary on homelessness in Charlottesville, working as a research assistant at the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning and working with student organizations United for Undergraduate Socioeconomic Diversity and New Life Volunteering Society.

Sunshine SahtiyaSahtiya Logan is a second year doctoral student in Social Foundations of Education at the University of Virginia.  Her undergraduate degree is in English from Princeton, where she focused on issues of normativity and post-colonialism.  She spent 8 years working in education in Washington D.C, where she taught in DC Public Schools, at the University of the District of Columbia,  and directed out-of-school time programming.


Gene Osborn is a teacher and special educator at Charlottesville High School. He is the sponsor of Amnesty International CHS and has worked to connect his students with human rights based activism in Charlottesville and Washington D.C. During the summer months Gene teaches songwriting through UVA’s Young Writer’s Workshop.

SpreenCarol Anne is a professor in the Curry School of Education at UVA. Her research is on education policy as it relates to social class, transformation, social justice, human rights citizenship and democracy; Her work centers on political and socio-cultural studies of educational reform, particularly the influences of globalization on teaching and learning..


Chrissie is a doctoral candidate in the Curry School of Education at UVA. Her research utilizes interdisciplinary methods from History and International Relations to examine the development of education policies and programming for refugees in protracted situations.

DSCF5180Lauren is a first-year doctoral student in the Social Foundations program at UVA’s Curry School of Education.  She earned a master’s degree in French at the University of Pennsylvania and spent five years teaching in public schools in Delaware and Texas.  Her research interests include critical pedagogy, social justice and human rights-based education, teacher training and evaluation, and social movements.

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