Community Read Panel Discussion

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Please join in on the 2022 Community Read by reading Why We Can't Wait (1964) by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

FREE books are available at the following locations while supplies last:

                  JMRL Central                   New Dominion Bookshop
JMRL Northside (low on books) Yancey Community Center
JMRL Crozet (out of books)       Jefferson School African American Heritage Center   
JMRL Gordon         UVA Multicultural Student Center (out of books)        

There are two e-book copies and several physical copies available to be checked out from the UVA Library

There will be a virtual panel discussion via Zoom on Thursday, January 20 at 6 PM.


Andrea Copeland - A native of Charlottesville, Andrea is an active member of her community. Through her work with Positive Channels, she hosts local television programs; emcees, moderates and participates in community events; mentors young women and girls; and volunteers with various local nonprofits.

Judy Le - Judy Le is a first-generation Asian-American. She has served on  the Albemarle County School Board for two years, seeking to focus on equity and representation in our school system. She has lived with her husband and son in the Charlottesville area since 2015.

Kelli Palmer - Kelli Palmer is a strategist and practitioner in the fields of learning and inclusion. She is currently the head of Organizational Development & Corporate Citizenship at CFA Institute and their former founding head of Global Inclusion & Diversity.

Siri Russell - Russell is the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the UVA School of Data Science. Prior to joining UVA, Russell served as the inaugural Director of Equity & Inclusion for Albemarle County.

Moderated by Charles Lewis and Maxicelia Robinson, hosts of In My Humble Opinion on 101.3 JAMZ. 

Co-sponsored by the Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and New Dominion Bookshop