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Difficult Conversations: Religion and Race - with Anthea Butler

Sunday, August 8, 5:00 to 6:30 pm, Register for Zoom link.

The Charlottesville Clergy Collective invites you to join us in “Difficult Conversations: Religion and Race,” an online panel discussion addressing the history of white religious institutions as contributors to racial oppression and leading us towards conversation about repair.

We are excited to welcome Dr. Anthea Butler, University of Pennsylvania Associate Professor of Religious Studies & Africana Studies, to speak about her new book, White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America. Dr. Butler will then join in a panel discussion moderated by Devin Coles, CCC member and pastor of Union Baptist Church, together with Gayle Jessup White, Public Relations & Community Engagement Officer at Monticello / Thomas Jefferson Foundation, and Tricia Johnson, Director of the Fluvanna County Historical Society.

This event builds on the work we did in the 2019 “Conversations on Reconciliation” series (held on Jan 21, May 23, and Oct. 29). Please join us to continue this important work, which is planned to be the first in a series of conversations that move us from reflection to action in identifying and repairing racial harm in our communities and our faith traditions. The program will be presented via Zoom to facilitate questions from the capacity-limited audience (of 100), so RSVP early using the registration link below, with overflow registrants able to view the program on the CCC Facebook page

You must register in advance for this meeting (35 spots left!). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Download this flyer for more information and to publicize in your congregation.

The event is offered for free, though donations are appreciated to help with expenses and support CCC’s mission.
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Putting White Supremacy on Trial: A Briefing for Faith Leaders

Thursday, August 5, 11:30 am EDT, register online
Integrity First for America, the organization that is representing the plaintiffs against the organizers of the 2017 Unite the Right Rally, invites you to a special briefing on the Charlottesville case and how clergy and faith leaders can continue to make an impact in the fight against hate. Hear from IFA Executive Director Amy Spitalnick, plaintiff Rev. Seth Wispelwey, and other faith leaders on this landmark lawsuit (taking place in 2 months in Charlottesville) and the fight for accountability and justice. Register to receive the Zoom link.
 

Community Health Fair Day at Westhaven

Saturday, August 7, 10 am to 1 pm, 803 Hardy Dr, Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville Public Housing Association of Residents (PHAR) and Westhaven Nursing Clinic is sponsoring this event. Click here (Facebook) for more information.
 

Civil Rights Pilgrimage | November 5-13, 2021

A 9 Day Journey of Growth and Discovery | $ 2,195 per person, excluding airfare
Progressive Pilgrimage provides trips nationally and internationally that inform participants about the spiritual issues that shape our world. Next November's pilgrimage explores racial justice sites in the USA. The trip begins in Atlanta and ends in Memphis. The full itinerary and details are available here
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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.

Use Google’s Find Food Support locator tool
Google created a Find Food Support locator tool that you can use to find your nearest food bank, food pantry or school lunch program pickup site. To use the tool, simply enter an address into the search bar and information for the sites closest to you will be displayed. If possible, call a location before you visit to verify days/hours they are open and any requirements.

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
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Charlottesville Community Cares Newsletter

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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

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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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