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Virginia Cumberbatch

Dir of the Community Engagement Center & Co-Author of As We Saw It
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The University of Texas at Austin

As a creative, scholar and organizer, Virginia Cumberbatch’s work sits at the intersection of community advocacy and storytelling. Virginia has served as the Director of the Community Engagement Center (CEC) since the fall of 2016. The CEC is an arm of The University of Texas' Division of Diversity and Community Engagement and incubates the Social Justice Institute. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Virginia was appointed to and is currently serving on the Mayor of Austin's Task Force on Institutional Racism and Systemic Bias and has spoken at TEDx, Q Commons, the University of Western Australia's Impact Festival and several conferences on topics related to diversity, inclusion, equity, racial reconciliation and the power of storytelling. She is the recipient of the 2016 Anti-Defamation League Social Justice Award and the 2018 Austin 40 Under 40 Award for Civics, Government and Public Affairs. Her book, As We Saw It: The Story of Integration at UT Austin was published in 2018.



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