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June 21, 2022 

 
UVA Division for D.E.I. Workshop: That's the Way of the World, Intro to D.E.I.
Wednesday, June 22 | 12:30 - 1:45 pm | Online
Diversity, equity, and inclusion. These are words that affect many of our lives, but what do they really mean? How are they defined? What can they mean to you? Join us as we provide an introductory overview of these definitions and their potential value to you. Register HERE
Email Sly Mata with questions here.   

Additional Dates for Summer/Fall 2022: 07/12; 08/16; 09/13; 10/11; 11/15, 12/6.


                                    

Virtual Screening of Driving While Black
Wednesday
, July 22|6:30 - 9:00 pm | Online

The Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville (IMCC) is hosting a free, virtual screening of Driving While Black: Race, Space, and Mobility in America. The film explores deeply embedded dynamics of race, space, and mobility in America - particularly on the experience of African Americans navigating the nation's highways during the last four decades of Jim Crow. There will be a discussion immediately following that will be facilitated by a speaker from ROCO Films. Donations are welcome to cover the cost of an honorarium for the speaker. Email questions to Judy Harmon HERERegister here to receive a link.

                                 
The State of Black Health - A Prescription for Equity
Thursday, June 23 | 6:00 - 7:30 pm  | Buford Middle School Library or on Zoom

Dana Beckton (V.P. & Chief Diversity Officer, Sentara) & Tracy Downs, MD (Chief Diversity & Community Engagement Officer, UVA Health) will present the State of Black Health. If you would like more information, please email Jackie Martin HERE or call 434-243-8352. Join via ZoomDownload flyer.                      
                         
UVA Division for D.E.I. Workshop: I Felt That, Microaggression and Its Impact
Thursday, July 21|12:30 - 1:45 pm | Online

This presentation will provide an overview and definition of the concept of microaggressions, examples of three distinct types of microaggressions and their impact on individuals, and a method for confronting microaggressions in different scenarios and situations. Register HERE. Email Sly Mata with questions. 

Additional Dates for Summer/Fall 2022: 7/21; 08/25;  9/22;  10/20;  11/17;  12/15.


Swords Into Plowshares Community Survey

In December, the Charlottesville City Council voted to give the city’s recently-removed statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center (JSAAHC). [Read the news release.] The JSAAHC plans to melt down the monument to transform its bronze material into a work of public art. The public art project, called “Swords Into Plowshares,” will be informed by a community engagement process. Charlottesville area residents are invited to take this anonymous SURVEY.

If you belong to a group that would be interested in discussing this project further, send a message to swordsintoplowsharescville@gmail.com with your group’s name and contact information.


                     

The Virginia Black Farmer Directory is an effort to support and empower Black farmers in Virginia. This online database presents comprehensive farm biographies,  locations, and sales information for Black-owned farm businesses. It is open to all Black farmers in Virginia and serves as a resource for connecting Black farmers with consumers, wholesalers, markets, and other farmers. 

Check out the growing list of farmers at virginiablackfarmerdirectory.com

The directory was created and is maintained by Local Food Hub, a Virginia nonprofit committed to advancing equitable access to fresh food, independent farms, and fairness in farming.

Sundays on the Yard
Sundays| 1:00-4:00 pm | Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
During Spring and Summer, JSAAHC takes over the Yard for a community get-together on Sunday afternoons. The celebration includes a cookout with food from Pearl Island Catering, music from Hurt City DJs, dancing, and fellowship. Register HERE to join the celebration!
Charlottesville Players Guild Presents: Titus
July 14, 2022 - July 24, 2022 / JSAAHC
Ti Ames adapts arguably the first script W. Shakespeare ever wrote, to create the foundation of our story.  Jamahl Garrison-Lowe, fresh off his role as “Solly” in August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean, returns to CPG for his directing debut. Thursday through Saturday curtain is at 7:30 pm. Sunday curtain is at 2:00 pm. If you purchase a virtual ticket, links to view the show will be in your receipt. In-person patrons must show proof of vaccination at the door. Register HERE
Charlottesville Clergy Collective Announcements. Subscribe.
 
Charlottesville Community Cares Newsletter. Local Covid-19 challenges and solutions. Subscribe.

Charlottesville Tomorrow. Public service journalism, local and timely. Subscribe.

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


Legal Aid and Justice Center Newsletter. Subscribe.

ReimagineCVA. A directory to ways to connect with the social structure in Charlottesville and surrounding counties. Subscribe.

The Activists' Guide. A community-based online resource for activists. Website.

UCARE Newsletter. UVA and racial equity. Subscribe.

Vinegar Hill Magazine. A Black perspective on business, culture, politics in central Virginia. Read and Subscribe.

 
Virginia Organizing challenges injustice by bringing people together to work for change in their communities. We have a new Charlottesville organizer! Sign up for newsletter and action alerts.
 
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