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July 5, 2022 
Apostle Sarah Kelley speaking at the Slave Auction Block Vigil (3/3/21).
Photo credit: Eze Amos
The Color of Medicine - Part II
The Essential Tool In Modern Medicine Is Understanding Diversity

Saturday, July 9 | 12:00 - 1:45 pm | Online
This is a shared zoom event with Coming to the Table and the White Feather Historical and Educational Project of Trinity Episcopal Church. RSVP HERE to Receive the Zoom Link. Questions, call: 804-356-8465
UVA Division for D.E.I. Workshop: That's the Way of the World, Intro to D.E.I.
Tuesday, July 12 | 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 HEREEmail Sly Mata with questions here.   

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

                       

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 here

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



Charlottesville's Fight to Maintain School Segregation 


   

              Photo Credit: The Daily Progress                                Photo Credit: Charlottesville Tomorrow

When the Supreme Court outlawed public school segregation in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education, the Virginia General Assembly adopted a policy of "Massive Resistance," using the law and courts to defy the federal law. Two schools in Charlottesville closed down rather than integrate in 1958: Venable Elementary and Lane High School, denying education to 1,700 white students in an effort to block the admission of 12 Black students. In 1959 the court ordered the immediate transfer of the twelve students: nine Black students then entered Venable School, and three attended Lane High School. They became known as "The Charlottesville Twelve."

To learn more about Massive Resistance, click HERE, and to learn more about "the Charlottesville Twelve," click HERE.


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.


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Cultivate Charlottesville engages youth and community in building an equitable, sustainable food system through garden-based experiential learning, growing and sharing healthy food, amplifying community leaders, and advocating for food justice.

Three existing community programs —  City Schoolyard Garden, Urban Agriculture Collective, and Food Justice Network — began working together in 2018 to implement a coordinated approach to change the systems and structures that have made the local food system inequitable. In 2020 the organization officially became Cultivate Charlottesville and immediately provided network support for many initiatives during the COVID-19 crisis. For information and opportunities to participate in events, volunteer, and take action, check out their website 
and Facebook.

Facebook
Website
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!
Exhibit - Eze Amos: Witnessing Resistance
July 1 - September 16, 2022 | Jefferson School African American Heritage Center (JSAAHC)

Witnessing Resistance features 18 images taken by photographer Eze Amos between 2016 and 2017. Images represent activist resistance to the Alt-Right who attempted to recruit members in Charlottesville. For more information, click HERE.
 
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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