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MAY 10, 2021

August 2019 Candlelight Vigil. Photo by Kristen Finn

Fear of Black Men
May 10 Monday 7:00–8:15pm
"Fear of Black Men: How It Affects Them and How It affects their Communities
," presented by NAACP and the Whitefeather Project. To register, RSVP to

The Politics of Food
May 11 Tuesday 2:00-3:00 pm
The Indigenous Studies working group from UVa explores how food plays a significant part in the cultural survival and affirmation of two Indigenous communities and how shifting patterns of participation in food assistance programs have shaped foodways among Native American women in Oklahoma.  Register.

Talking about Race and Racism with My Child
May 12 Wednesday 6:00 pm
This workshop gives you the building blocks to tackle that conversation and come away a stronger family. Register.

Symposium Hosted by the Ba'hai Society: Advancing Together Toward a Just, Inclusive and Unified Society
May 18 Tuesday 11:00 am-4:00 pm
The Relationship Between Justice and Truth.

May 19 Wednesday 11:30 am-1:00 pm, 3:30-5:00 pm

Participation in Transformative Social Change.

May 20 Thursday 11:30 am-1:00 pm, 2:30-4:00 pm
The Relationship Between Means and Ends.


The Other Madisons: Book Discussion
May 20 Thursday 12:00-1:00 pm
The Virginia Festival of the Book presents Dr. Bettye Kearse and a discussion of her book, The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President’s Black Family, in conversation with Dr. Shelley Murphy, who conducts the Descendant Outreach Program at the University of Virginia. Register.

Remaking the Economy: Core Elements of System Change
May 20 Thursday 2:00 pm
Non-profit Quarterly explores a central economic justice organizing question: What does it mean to engage in system change for economic justice? Register.

Our Unjust Criminal Legal System   
May 22 Saturday 10:00-11:30 and every fourth Saturday
Join Kate Fraleigh to discuss our unjust criminal legal system and opportunities for change. At the first meeting we will discuss the reform bills that did not pass in the 2021 General Assembly session. The subjects will come up again in the 2022 General Assembly. The group will pick later topics. We will invite guests with expertise or experience. Offered through the Unitarian Universalists/Charlottesville.  Sign up. 
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.
Daughters of Zion Cemetery

The Daughters of Zion Cemetery is a historic African American cemetery located at the corner of South First St. & Oak St. in downtown Charlottesville. It was established in 1873 and has served as the burial place for many prominent Black residents, including Benjamin Tonsler (1854-1917), a pioneer African American educator for whom Tonsler Park is named. Ground penetrating radar surveys have revealed that the cemetery also contains hundreds of unmarked graves. Learn more by clicking HERE; listen to an Audio Tour; follow The Preservers on Facebook.
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
May 22 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.

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Exhibit at Jefferson School
Now until May 19
"Charlottesville Collects African American Art" features painting, photography, and sculpture by local and national African American artists.  Each work suggests cultural praxis over the last 70 years.
Aesthetic Traditions of The African American South at VMFA
May 20 Thursday  6:30-7:30 pm
Curator’s Opening TalkRegister.

May 22, 2021–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.
Charlottesville Community Cares Newsletter. Local Covid-19 challenges and solutions. Subscribe.

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

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

Criminal Justice Monday Email. Thorough coverage of local and regional criminal justice issues.  To subscribe write to 

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.

Vinegar Hill Magazine. A Black perspective on business, culture, politics in central Virginia. Subscribe. Congratulations to Vinegar Hill as it celebrates 10 years of publication!
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