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Juneteenth on the Yard

Saturday, June 19, 12 pm to 4 pm, Free at the Jefferson School, 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville.
Bring a blanket and share in music, crafts and community. Emcee Ike Anderson will keep the day rollin'.
12-4 pm Local music from DJ SG, Jaewar & Vibe Riot, Sons of Ichibei and Daphne Brown.
12-2 pm Creative Practice with Tobiah Mundt and Black Women Stitch.
Visit this Facebook page for more information. 
 

5 Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth in 2021

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

White supremacy on trial

Thursday, July 22, 3:30 to 4:30 pm (EDT), Register Online
Four years after the deadly attack on the Charlottesville community, a landmark federal lawsuit against the white supremacists responsible is going to court. Integrity First for America’s Executive Director Amy Spitalnick, lead counsel Roberta Kaplan, and UVA Law Dean Risa Goluboff will discuss the suit, Sines v. Kessler, and the process of holding extremists accountable. UVA Batten School's Ian Solomon and the Karsh Center's Micah Schwartzman will also offer remarks.
 

“The Disparity Trap” Board Game

Disparity Trap: The Socially Conscious Board Game provides an easy way to have the hard conversations around race & privilege in America, and how they impact society in systemically dominant (SD) and systemically non-dominant (SND) ways. The game is available for pre-order for $35, and will be shipped in October. For more information and to pre-order, click here. Watch their hilarious commercial on Youtube
 

Reimagining Blackness and Architecture

FREE Coursera.org online course starts today. Enroll here.
The Museum of Modern Art is offering this free online course that explores the relationship between architecture and Blackness as an identity and a lived experience. You’ll hear directly from Black artists, architects, scholars, and writers who reimagine their surroundings and highlight the ways Black makers have changed the world.
 

Piano Donation

A member of our community is interested in donating their grand piano to a congregation or school. The donor is offering to pay moving expenses and initial tuning once moved to the new home. If interested, click here for more information
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COVID-19 RESOURCES

APPOINTMENTS AND WALK-IN VACCINES ARE AVAILABLE!

Go to the Blue Ridge Health District website or download this flyer for their vaccine distribution schedule.

Blue Ridge Health District COVID Information

  • BRHD COVID-19 Hotline - 434-972-6261
    Open Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm, the BRHD COVID-19 Resource Hotline is staffed by trained operators who are ready to assist with providing local information and resources for questions about vaccines, testing, mandates, and more. 
  • Direct VAMS Access Link to Schedule Vaccine Appointments - Community members can use this link to schedule their own appointments at BRHD vaccine clinics. It will require registration in VAMS, but all those 16+ in BRHD will be eligible using this link. Individuals can also call the BRHD Hotline to schedule an appointment
  • BRHD Newsletters - Each Friday, BRHD sends out a newsletter with a number of updates, including vaccine allocation, testing schedules, general services announcements, and more. Previous newsletters are archived on the BRHD website, but anyone can sign up to receive future newsletters.
  • BlueRidgeCOVID.org - This is a great landing page for all things COVID in the BRHD. It includes links to scheduling vaccines, VDH COVID dashboards, volunteer opportunities, testing options, safety tips, and more. 
  • VaccineFinder.org - This is a nation-wide search engine that allows people to look for vaccine appointments at a number of providers - health departments, pharmacies, providers, etc - based on their location. BRHD clinics are included in the results of this website. 
  • Social Media - BRHD is active on Facebook and Twitter - many people enjoy following us there as post updates and information that can easily be shared. We are also on NextDoor.
FOOD ACCESS RESOURCES
Cultivate Charlottesville, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and its network, Cville Community Cares, and Albemarle County’s Equity and Inclusion Office have worked together in various combinations to create the food availability schedules below and a beautiful new online Food Map showing some of the food resources in our City and County. (Source: Charlottesville Community Cares' Newsletter) More information about weekly free food resources and free community meals can be found on Cville Community Cares’ Medium blog, updated every Tuesday at 6 pm.

City & Cultivate Charlottesville’s Food Justice Network's Food Security Text Line
Residents can text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” 24/7 to (844) 947-6518 to receive information about food resources available near their current zip code. Information is available in English and Spanish. Here’s more information.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION
  • New Beginnings Christian Community – every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, 1 to 4 pm. Every Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm at New Beginnings Christian Community, 1130 E Market St. Recipients can choose the food they want. Mask and social distancing required. No paperwork needed. Contact Rev. Liz Emrey at <lizemrey@yahoo.com> if you have questions or if you can help.
  • For more food distribution sites, visit this Food Map showing some of the food resources in our City and County
NEWSLETTERS

Charlottesville Community Cares Newsletter

Each Tuesday evening, Charlottesville Community Cares will be sending out news stories, tips, and relevant updates about how COVID-19 is impacting us all. Sign up here.
 

UCARE's Weekly Newsletter

Sign up for the weekly newsletter sent by University and Community Action for Racial Equity (UCARE) for the latest news, events in the Community, and gatherings at the University pertaining to racial equity.
 

Blue Ridge Health District Newsletter

Read archives and subscribe here.
 

Email Updates from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam

Subscribe here for email updates. 
 

Legal Aid Justice Center

Sign up for their email here. Their latest email gives updates on Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement, Inspect ICE, Expungement, School Funding, and Eviction Prevention.
 

“The Activists’ Watch,” a newsletter of the Activists’ Guide

“The Activists’ Watch,” is a biweekly newsletter that includes a summary of activist activities for the upcoming two weeks and inspirational facts and quotes. Here’s the archive of past “The Activists’ Watch” newsletters and subscribe here
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