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MAY 24, 2021

Crisis Lens In BIPOC Communities
MAY 28-29  Friday-Saturday 9:30 am - 4 pm
Action Series: "Grief, loss and Advocacy Black Bereavement" Sponsored by Hospice of the Piedmont and Community Partners  Free. Register.
Stopping Police Militarization
June 2  Wednesday 8 pm
American Friends Service Committee sponsors a community conversation to hear how people are organizing against police militarization and calling for policies and investments in programs that strengthen our communities. Register now.
"Racial Awakening For White-Bodied Folks"
June 2, 9,16,29 and July 7,14  Wednesdays
Taught with a Buddhist perspective by Liz Reynolds. Learn more and register.

Outlook for Criminal Records Reform
JUNE 3 Thursday 12-1pm
"Civil Rights & Racial Justice: Expungement & Criminal Records Reform," from Legal Aid Justice Center. Register.

Conversations About Reconciliation
June 7 Monday  7:00 - 8:30pm
"Now That I Know, What Can I Do?" : A conversation of reflection, repair and reconciliation. Our speakers will discuss how they each discovered their family’s connection to slavery and how that knowledge inspired their journeys of repair. Register.
Photography-Filmaking-Performance Workshop For Youth 10 -14
June 12, July 17, August 28 Saturdays 10:00am - 12:00 pm

In conjunction with our exhibition Radiance From The Water (see below in Arts & Culture)and with assistance from local artists.
Both virtual and in-person (limited number)
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Jefferson, Lewis and Clark and Native Americans
June 15,16,17,22,24  3:00 pm - 4:15pm
Join Lifetime Learning for any or all of five virtual lectures. Learn more and register.
New Directory Focuses On Area’s Black Businesses
Visitors can find the directory, finalized by Destinee Wright,at
Juneteenth in the Yard at Jefferson School
June 19 Saturday
10:00 am
Tha Pack   Emancipation Ride
12:00 -4:00 pm  Emancipation Concert
Register here for your spot.

Junteenth Online
June19  Satuday 7:00pm
A virtual artistic presentation by JSAAHC consisting of words from some of our greatest philosophers and playwrights followed by a presentation of the original work, "Mother Tongue"

 The Jackson Statue & why it’s coming down! 
The unveiling of the Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson statue in 1921 was attended by thousands of people, including local dignitaries like the President of UVA. The dedication was organized by local chapters of Confederate groups and the city was decorated with Confederate flags & colors for the occasion. Court Square Park where the Jackson statue currently stands is where McKee Row used to be, a predominantly Black neighborhood which was demolished and turned into a park for whites only. On September 5, 2017, the City Council voted to remove the Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson statue and it’s expected to come down this summer.
The 2016 Blue Ribbon Commission report stated: “The presence of the Jackson sculpture has perpetuated a false Lost Cause historical narrative for Charlottesville and has made many members of our community feel uncomfortable or unwelcome in the park.”

Washington Post: Erected by Racists, Charlottesville’s Confederate Statues.

Ongoing Witness For Justice
Every Wednesday 4:30-5:30 pm  Sojourners UCC holds a  “Witness for Justice” vigil on the corner of  Elliot Ave and Monticello Ave.

Ongoing Prayer Vigil Against Gun Violence
June 19 Saturday 12:00 pm and every third Saturday
Pastor Melvin Wingate of Living Hope Outreach Deliverance Ministries leads a prayer vigil against gun different locations in the city.

Our mission is to end generational poverty, and to foster a culture of achievement in which all children in our community graduate from high school, ready for college or career. We accomplish this through partnerships with our parents, neighbors, organizations, schools and community.  Our programs build a pathway from the cradle to college. Learn more.
New Art Exhibit at Jefferson School
May 29 Friday
Opening for Radiance From the Water Exhibition by Delphine Fawundu.  
Aesthetic Traditions of The African American South at VMFA
Now until September 6
'The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse
The Dirty South makes visible the roots of Southern hip-hop culture and reveals how the aesthetic traditions of the African American South have shaped visual art and music. The exhibition looks into the frameworks of landscape, religion, and the Black body as deep meditative repositories of thought and expression. Get your exhibition tickets now!


Collective Announcements from the Charlottesville Clergy Collective. Subscribe.
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Charlottesville Tomorrow. Public service journalism, local and timely. Subscribe. Congratulations to Charlottesville Tomorrow for being named, for the second consecutive year, the Best Online News Organization in Virginia by the Virginia Press Association!

NEW. City of Promise Newsletter.  Working with children to achieve their fullest potential. Subscribe.

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Legal Aid and Justice Center Newsletter. Subscribe.

NEW. ReimagineCVa. A directory to ways to connect with the social structure in Charlottesville and surrounding counties. Subscrbe.

The Activists' Watch Newsletter includes The Activists' Guide calendar of public protests. Subscribe.

UCARE Newsletter. UVa and racial equity. Subscribe.

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