By Andrew WrayPosted May 01, 2020 03:03:06If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to be a young black woman in the United States in the early ’90s, there’s a chance you’re in the right place.
That’s right, the UVA student newspaper is celebrating a year of diversity.
“The first year of the UVaU Student Union has been a year that I think has been absolutely remarkable,” UVA alumna and UVA alumnus Allison Lee wrote in a letter to the editor for the newspaper.
“I have seen the impact of diversity in our community, in the ways we interact, and in our everyday lives, and this year, we are celebrating a diversity of perspectives that have shaped our community,” Lee continued.
“I know that many of you feel the same way.”
This is the second year in a row UVA has celebrated diversity.
Earlier this year the school celebrated Black History Month with a series of events.
“For me, I am a part of UVA for so many reasons,” Lee wrote.
“For me and many of my classmates, this is a year where we celebrate the diversity of our community.
It is a time where we come together, work hard, and share ideas that help us achieve our shared goals.
It’s a time when we can celebrate what we are and what we strive to achieve as a community.”UVA alum Lauren Hill wrote in the same letter that diversity is the “new normal.””
We are all at different points in our lives and it is important for us to celebrate that,” Hill said.”UVA has always been an open, inclusive, and accepting place for its students and we are committed to creating a community where all students can thrive, learn, and thrive together.”