A tribute to Mandela Washington Fellows and the 2017 Zimbabwe State of Human Rights Report

May 25th, 2018|

Written By: Dzikamai Bere, 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumnus

On 22 and 23 May 2018, the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) launched the groundbreaking report, the 2017 State of Human Rights Report in Harare. The report was a fruit of the efforts of the research team that I […]

American Evolution launches Virginia History Trails app

May 24th, 2018|

Last week, American Evolution launched the Virginia History Trails app, featuring many of the Presidential Precinct’s partner sites across the state of Virginia. Precinct staff members were honored to be a part of the launch celebration in Richmond.

The Virginia History Trails app, a customized digital platform, is the smartest […]

EVENT: Is social media destroying democracy?

May 24th, 2018|

Wednesday, June 6
11:00 – 12:15PM
at the Miller Center of Public Affairs

Social media has been connecting people from across the globe at a staggering rate. Platforms like Twitter and Facebook have been credited with sparking democratic movements, like those seen during the Arab Spring. However, Facebook also came under fire […]

German and American journalists arrive at the Precinct for day of programming

May 24th, 2018|

Written By: Drew Precious, Marketing & Communications Manager

The City of Charlottesville now carries a variety of connotations for those in the U.S. and abroad. A newly discovered destination for many Precinct program attendees, our Central Virginia city is often described by its proximity to larger destinations like Washington DC […]

African visionary leaders selected by the State Department to arrive in Charlottesville, Williamsburg for six weeks of academic training and community engagement

May 24th, 2018|


Charlottesville, VA – The African continent represents six of the ten fastest growing economies in the world. Home to over 1.2 billion people, nearly two-thirds of the continent is under 25. Africa’s young people will be consequential influencers of our global future, but even with their unprecedented spirit […]

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Former President of Liberia, Awarded Mo Ibrahim Prize

April 30th, 2018|

We are inspired and empowered by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first woman to receive the $5 million Mo Ibrahim Prize for excellence in African leadership. The Presidential Precinct stands with her in believing that the future of Africa and the future of our world is in the hands of […]

Messy Democracy: From Founding our Nation to Finding our Way

March 26th, 2018|

This conversation drew on the expertise and perspectives of three visionary women who are leading the charge to examine and share the lessons and legacies of Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and James Madison. This event was presented by the Presidential Precinct through the generous support of American Evolution.

Kat Imhoff, […]

What We’re Reading: March 2018

March 22nd, 2018|

“The Distinction Between a Nationalist and a Patriot”

In this month’s “What We’re Reading” section, we draw your attention to a simple but important idea: the distinction between a nationalist and a patriot. In a brief work published last year, Timothy Snyder, Professor of History at Yale University, makes a […]