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Bus Trip to Richmond to Advocate for Prevention of Gun Violence

Tuesday, July 9, 10 am to 12:00 pm, 9th & Bank St., Richmond (Virginia State Capitol)
  • Join in a rally before the General Assembly reconvenes to discuss sensible gun laws. The reconvened session is in response to the mass shooting in Virginia Beach. See info doc & flyer. If you’re interested in carpooling, please visit this Facebook page for information and to sign up.
  • If you’re interested in going on a bus (free), please sign up here. Bus leaves Meadows Presbyterian Church, 2200 Angus Rd, Charlottesville, at 8:30 am. Return time is 1:30 p.m. Please park your car behind the church. Contact Gay Einstein <ccgvp1@gmail.com> if you have questions.
 

Webinar with Angela Davis on the fight for collective liberation 

Tuesday, July 9,  8 pm – 10 pm EDT, via Zoom. Register here or Facebook event to join the call.
  • Sponsored by Showing Up for Racial Justice. Across the country, SURJ members are working hard to bring new people into fights for justice - this conversation will provide inspiration and wisdom for the struggles we are engaged in across the country.
 

Racial and Ethnic History of Charlottesville - by Charlene Green

Thursday, July 11, 7 - 8:30 pm, Jefferson Area Board for the Aging, 674 Hillsdale Dr #9, Charlottesville  

“Beginning with ME: Creating Just and Thriving Organizations” Workshop (A Unity Days event)

Tuesday, July 16, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the CitySpace Large Conference Room, 100 5th St NE, on the Downtown Mall
  • A 3-hour experiential workshop--facilitated by the Welcome Circle: www.thewelcomecircle.org. (See flyer) Participants will have the opportunity to self-reflect and interact with one another around the way’s faith communities have been/are institutions of oppression and what their vision is for different kind of faith community. We will practice some structures and practical tools designed to unite and unleash the power of our differences of race, culture, religion, socio-economic class, gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation in a spiritual, faith community context. Register here: www.thewelcomecircle.org
 

Moral Debt: The Legacy of Slavery in the USA: A film screening and discussion (A Unity Days event)

Wednesday, July 31, 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Jefferson School African-American Heritage Center, 233 4th Street
  • Join the Charlottesville chapter of Coming to the Table and the DOR History Action Team for a screening of the documentary, “A Moral Debt: The Legacy of Slavery in the USA” followed by a panel discussion about the film’s themes of racial inequality, tolerance, and healing. This event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served. Part of Unity Days events.  More information here.
 

22nd Annual Westhaven Community Day - Participation and Contribution

Saturday, August 3, 10 am to 6 pm, 803 Hardy Dr, Charlottesville
  • Westhaven Community Day has become a pillar of strength in the Charlottesville community by bringing individuals, families and organizations together each year. Residents from all surrounding neighborhoods are invited to a day of family fun and activities, including Music, Food, Dancing, Community Information and Health Fair, Games, Awards, Sports Physicals and more! We also have 60 vendors and exhibitors, free sports physicals, free blood pressure screenings, and free HIV and Hep C testing. For more information and ways you can financially support this day, please read this letter by Sharon King, administrator for Public Housing Association of Residents (PHAR). Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Cville Resonates (A Unity Days event)

Saturday, August 10, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Market St. Park, 101 E Market St,
  • "Charlottesville Resonates" is a gathering in Market St. Park at 11:00 am, to bring musical resonance and community participation using musical harmony. Various brass ensembles from around the Commonwealth will play and encourage community members to engage in resonance exercises. A "Pot Luck" meal will follow in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church.
 

C’Ville Sing Out! (A Unity Days event)

Saturday, August 10, 4 to 6 pm, The Sprint Pavilion in the Downtown Mall
  • Everyone in our community is invited to participate in a wonderful group singing event - a positive celebration of our town to promote love and brotherhood among all races, cultures, and beliefs. More information and registration to sing in the choir can be found at https://www.cvillesingout.org/.
 

CCC Interfaith Service (A Unity Days event)

Monday, August 12, 7 to 8:30 pm, First Baptist West Main St., 632 W Main St, Charlottesville
  • The focus of this service (organized by the Charlottesville Clergy Collective) will be to honor and remember those who recognize the past racial and economic inequities and who stand up to the racism and hate of white supremacy; to educate the community about the harmony among the various faith traditions practiced in the area; and to inspire acknowledgement of the truth of Charlottesville's painful past of exclusion with the hope for transparency, forgiveness, and repair.
 

SAVE THE DATE: Back-to-School Bash!

Saturday, August 17, 10:30 am to 12:00 noon, Sprint Pavilion
  • The Bash provides school supplies and backpacks for up to 1200 local youth. This initiative is funded with private donations large and small. It costs $25.00 to supply one student with grade-specific supplies and a stylish backpack. Go to their website to Donate and Volunteer.

ONGOING LOCAL PROGRAMS

Local Vacation Bible Schools

As one way for children (and parents) of area churches to get to know each other better, we want to publish congregations that welcome children of other churches (black and white) to attend their Vacation Bible Schools. If your congregation (in the Charlottesville area) would like to welcome children other than your members to your VBS, please fill out this form, and we will publish your information on our website.

Here's the first congregation who has contacted us with its VBS information:

First United Methodist Church,101 E Jefferson St., Charlottesville 
July 15-19, 2019, 9am to 12 noon
For children who’ve completed grades Pre-K to 5
Theme: Group “ROAR VBS”
Register here: http://cvillefirstumc.org/18-childrens-ministries/66-spotlight2
Contact: Alex Erwine, Director of Discipleship for Youth & Children
 

NO Community ID sign up for July! Will resume in August!

 

Other Unity Days Events

To see all offerings, visit Unity Days’ Calendar of Events for July and August
 
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