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OCTOBER 11, 2021


Indigenous Economic Justice
October 14 Thursday 2:00 pm 

Non Profit Quarterly(NPQ) opens this season of Remaking the Economy  in Indian Country.  In partnership with the First Nations Development Institute they bring three leading Indigenous economic justice leaders who will speak to their work and the challenges they face.. Learn more and register.

Criminal Justice Reform
Monday, October 25, 2:00 pm
Sponsored  by Presbytery of the James , speakers from  Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy and Rise for Youth discuss political dynamics in Virginia with an eye to the January 2022 General Assembly. Learn how to advocate for compassionate laws that rehabilitate rater then punish. Register to Zoom.

Slave Auction Block: Human Trafficking in Charlottesville
Local slaveholders used to come to Court Square on market days to buy or sell enslaved Black people, tearing families apart and destroying lives. These inhumane transactions were then registered over at the courthouse. There used to be a small plaque installed in the sidewalk to mark where the slave auction block was located (corner of Park St. and E. Jefferson St.), but in 2020 it was stolen to highlight the need for a less offensive marker. Currently, a city committee is working with descendants of enslaved laborers to plan a new memorial at this site. Learn more here and here.
Every year Beloved Community Cville hosts a “Slave Auction Block Vigil” at the Historic Court Square to acknowledge the trauma which took place there and to honor the ancestors.
Indigenous Peoples' Day
Monday, October 11
Today, is Indigenous Peoples' Day, a holiday that honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. Because the land we reside on was taken from Indigenous peoples, we encourage you to learn about the land you reside on, research environmental justice movements in Indigenous communities near you, and take a moment to connect with and care for our shared home on this planet.
Voter Registration and Voting
October 12 Tuesday
October 12 is the last day to register to vote or change registration.  If you need a ride, call Kate at 415 601 3076  Early voting has started.
Fight Evictions
Learn more about how to fight eviction in Virginia. See Tenants rights and resources  from Legal Aid and Justice Center.
Peace In The Streets, (PITS) a gun violence reduction initiative of the Uhuru Foundation, uses a 24-hour hotline and proactive mediation and mentoring to break the cycle of gun hostilities in our city. PITS is also a pipeline to numerous resources for the black community. 434-218-2387.
Donations can be made via PayPal using or through the Uhuru Foundation. Events and updates on FaceBook.
Call For Entries
Now until Deadline November 14 Sunday  11:59 pm

The Charlottesville Black Arts Collective, in collaboration with McGuffey Art Center,  invites self-identified Black artists to create works that take viewers through a journey focusing on their interpretation of what it means to "Lay My Burdens Down." Accepted media include visual art, performance art, and music.  Apply here.

"Robert Reed's Charlottesville"
October 23 - December 31 Tuesday-Friday 1-6 pm Saturday 10-1 pm

Exhibit at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.   Free tickets.

"Stay Prayed Up" at the Virginia Film Festival
October 30 Saturday
See and hear "Mother" Lena Mae Perry and The Branchettes, a legendary North Carolina gospel group. Visit for showtime and tickets.

November 4 Thursday 6:30 and November 7 Sunday 7:00 pm

The Charlottesville Players Guild of the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center present  She Echoes on the Vine by Aiyana Marcus. Tickets for online viewing.

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.

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.

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

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.
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