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NSU Students Reimagine America Project

On September 10, 2022 NSU hosted the 2nd annual Reimagine America through Dialogue and Data Science in honor of Donovan Wayne Lynch, who life was tragically taken by Virginia Beach Police.

Our Mission is to achieve breakthroughs in economic and social justice in communities and cities using dialogue and data science.

About 65 students from NSU participated in the event. Along with the following thought leaders:

o Delegate A.C. Cordoza (R-91st )

o Delegate Nadarious Clark (D-79th)

o VA Beach City Councilmember Sabrina Wooten

o NSU Director of Leadership and Major Giving, Phillip Sherrill

o Former Delegate Candidate Jolicia Ward

o Former Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax

The topics addressed in the dialogue session were:


What role does economics play in crime in our communities?

Is collateral base funding equitable for poor communities, what should be an alternative?

What should be viable alternatives for investing in poor communities?

The first dialogue topic centered around “What role does economics play in crime in our communities?” The dialogue around this topic was wide ranging and emotional, and took up the entire 90 minute session.

- Va. Beach Councilmember Sabrina Wooten seem to believe equitable investment of city funding is a key to reducing crime in the cities.

- While no one made a direct correlation to economics and crime, the dialogue about crime and economic generated a passionate dialogue between all who were there.

- We will continue the dialogue here on this only blog.

Add your comments below on the topic of “What role does economics play in crime in our communities?”

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Israel Battle
Israel Battle
Oct 17, 2022

This is amazing! These conversations are needed because it brings solutions to the communities. Community exposure means more people will play a part in the solution.

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