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Recognition Service for Rev. Phil Woodson

Sunday, June 6, 10 to 11 am, First United Methodist Church
You are cordially invited to attend this worship service at First United Methodist as a gesture of appreciation for and witness to the impact that Rev. Phil Woodson has had in our city and interfaith community. Rev. Woodson has been re-assigned to serve Springfield United Methodist Church in northern Virginia. 
You can attend this Sunday service, June 6, 10 am: 

CCC Letter Urging the Removal of Confederate Statues Sent to City Council

A letter with signatures of CCC members was submitted to the Charlottesville City Council yesterday urging council members to vote for the removal of the Lee and Jackson statues. Sign up to attend the Public Hearing on Statue Removal on Monday, June 7, at 6:30 pm. There is no limit to the number of speakers at a public hearing. Download this flyer for distribution.

Virtual Discussion on Police Reform and Accountability Strategies

Thursday, June 10, 3:00 to 4:00 pm EDT, Register here
Join the Urban Institute and the Urban–Greater DC initiative for a virtual discussion on police reform and accountability strategies in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. This conversation will focus on police funding and reform in the region and provide a contextualized discussion on pathways for reform and the next steps for local movements.

Coming to the Table Meeting

Saturday, June 12, 2:00 to 3:30 pm, via Zoom
DeTeasa Gathers and Cauline Yates will give a presentation on the Memorial to the Enslaved Laborers led by. They are founders of Descendants of Enslaved Communities at UVA which “serves as the collective voice for all descendants of enslaved and free Black communities who labored at the University of Virginia through research, education, and preservation.” Please email <> to receive the Zoom link.

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number

Applications begin on April 12, 2021. 844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585
Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. FEMA will begin accepting applications for Funeral Assistance on Monday, April 12, 2021 through their dedicated call center. 844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585. Learn more.
Your Life Matters Cville - Vaccines for BIPOCr
Your Life Matters Cville is dedicated to get black and brown people vaccinated. Please have anyone you know that has not been vaccinated to fill out this form

COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign in Black and Brown Communities of Color
The Blue Ridge Area Health District (BRHD) is allocating COVID-19 vaccinations specifically to black and brown people who live in the district that includes the city of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. People interested in receiving a vaccine should get on as many vaccine lists as possible and take advantage of the first opportunity they are given. Download flyer.
Click here to get on a vaccination list!

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.
  • - 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. 
  • - 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.
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.

  • 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 <> 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

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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