"We want things that will be lasting and we can make a difference."
The @UVAFootball team wanted to change the narrative created by hate groups on August 12th.
— Preston Willett (@PrestonWillett) August 12, 2020
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Thursday, August 13, 2020
“They were protests led in the name of hatred, racism, oppression, and that’s harmful. That’s hurtful to a lot of people, and that’s not what the City of Charlottesville stands for, it’s definitely not what the University of Virginia stands for and the Groundskeepers here at UVA, we just want to show that.” – Charles Snowden.
The @UVAFootball team, or as they are also calling themselves the #GroundsKeepers, wanted to change the narrative created by hate groups three years ago, so they have created a movement and a platform to share their thoughts and feelings. Check out this article from the Daily Progress that does a deeper dive into the initiative.
Encouraging everyone in our city to participate in the March to #TakeBackOurGrounds
Start at Heather Heyer Way, take a stop at the enslaved laborers memorial, and end up at the Rotunda.
— Terrell Jana (@Rell_604) August 10, 2020
Terrell Jana spoke directly about the initiative, posting it on his social media accounts.
— Joanna Hardin (@Coach_Jo4444) August 12, 2020
@UVASoftball coach Joanna Hardin was one of the many other members of the UVA community to join the team.