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Vestavia Hills

Retain or Retire the Vestavia Hills Rebel Mascot: A Conversation on Race and Tradition

Henna Budhwani, PhD, MPH | Posted 07.02.2016 | Education
Henna Budhwani, PhD, MPH

Conversations on race are occurring nationwide, and in an Alabama city of 34,000, Sauron's gaze has landed on the Vestavia Hills Rebels. Vestavia was established in 1950. The median household income is about $87,154, and 90.4% of the population is White.

The Journey Home: Only through the Kindness of Others

Henna Budhwani, PhD, MPH | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Henna Budhwani, PhD, MPH

Some children slept in schools, some parents made it to daycare, where they slept with their children. Our family was comparatively lucky; my husband was able to reach our 2-1/2-year-old twins through to the kindness and support of many people along the way.