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APRIL 12, 2021

World War II and Civil Rights
April 12 - 13  Monday - Tuesday
The Lee Lectures explore the impact of World War on society including civil rights.
Register for both events.   Highlights include:

April 12  Monday  2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Kai Parker, Assistant Professor of African American Religious History,Double V and its Discontents: Blackness, Religion, and the Moral Authority of the Arsenal of Democracy”  and Penny von Eschen
Professor of History, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of American Studies, WWII and Civil Rights in Global Context”
April 13  Tuesday 5 - 6 pm
Risa Goluboff Dean, UVA School of Law
"The Lost Promise of Civil Rights". 

Evelyn Barbour Lectures, 2021 Series, ”Climate Warriors
April 13  Tuesday 6 - 7pm
The series focuses on those in the African American community who address the social implications of climate change. Speaker Heather Toney is currently serving as an environmental justice liaison for the Environmental Defense Fund.  Online.  Facebook and YouTube.

Learning From The Germans
April 14  Wednesday 2 pm

The UVa Memory Project presents Susan Neiman, author of Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil, in discussion with Washington Post columnist Michele Norris.  "Why does Germany have no Nazi memorials, while the United States is riddled with Confederate statues?" and other questions. Register here.

Lecture Series on Criminal Legal System (continuing)
April 17,14  Saturdays 10 - 11:30 am
Kate Fraleigh on "Our Unjust Criminal Legal System", a UUCville adult program.  Learn more and Register.  Suggested donation $5.

Building Wealth in Communities of Color
April 22  Thursday 2 pm
This webinar offered by NonProfit Quarterly, explores community organizing and wealth building in Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities. To register click here.
The Politics of Food
May 11 Tuesday 2 - 3 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.

160 years ago today the Civil War began, April 12, 1861. We owe a debt of gratitude to the 240 black men from Albemarle who helped to liberate our country, including James T.S. Taylor. These men were former slaves and free blacks who fought for the liberating Union Army. They fought for their freedom and they helped to end the curse of slavery for us all. Learn more HERE.

P.S. It’s important to understand that the majority of residents in the Charlottesville area were Union sympathizers!

Affordable and Emergency Housing
April 15 Thursday 12 - 1 pm

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation has granted $4.25 million to Piedmont Housing Alliance to purchase and repurpose the former Red Carpet Inn. Piedmont Housing and other non-profits will operate the site as safe, non-congregate emergency shelter while it is redeveloped to create 80 permanent supportive housing apartments and approximately 60 additional affordable apartments. Learn more at webinar. Register here.

Construction and Repairs
The C’ville Builds Fund accepts applications for urgent construction repair needs from non-profits working for racial equity, small business owners, and low-income homeowners suffering the effects of COVID-19. Click for details on eligibility.

A Summer Opportunity For Youth
Applications being accepted  NOW  for The Trailblazers, a dynamic  program that prepares young African Americans to give tours of exhibitions  at the Jefferson School African-American Heritage Center  (JSAAHC).  Students learn African American history and acquire the skills to become community educators. Pay is $8/ hour during training and when guiding. The program begins June 14 and ends August 13. Apply here.

Ongoing Protest
Every Wednesday 4:00 - 5:00 pm  Sojourners UCC holds a  “Witness for Justice” vigil on the corner of  Elliot Ave and Monticello Ave.
The HowU? Podcast provides an in-depth look into Black Men and Mental Health with hosts Daniel Fairley and John Thompson. With the triplicate pandemics of the COVID-19 Virus, Racial Injustice, and Economic Fallout, our hosts speak with politicians, fathers, and entrepreneurs about their experiences over the past year and how they maintained their mental health. We hope you enjoy our first season of the HowU? Podcast. Check out new episodes here.

Charlottesville Players Guild of the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
MAY 1 Saturday  7:30 -9:00  ONE NIGHT ONLY
See About the Girls by Ti Ames.  

A story of memory, family and the effects of childhood trauma, See About the Girls seeks to answer the question, “What do you do when the war is over? Tickets are ON SALE NOW!
Exhibit at Jefferson School
Now until May 1
"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.

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