Charlotte Lawson


LAWSON: Rename emancipation park

The City Council’s failure to discern the name’s hurtful consequences for Charlottesville’s black population reflects a severe deficiency in their role as arbiters of public opinion.

LAWSON: Civic engagement in action

A direct line of communication not only allows local politicians to gauge public opinion within their community, but also, perhaps more importantly, allows their community to hold them accountable for decisions made in office.