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A comprehensive listing of August 11 and 12 anniversary events:
Whatever you choose to do, be safe. Check out the Tips for Safe Protesting before you make a plan.
Indivisible Flip the 5th Tuesday: #NoHate, Tuesday, August 7, 5 - 6 p.m.
Rally with others who reject hate and help elect leaders in Congress who'll stand up against Trump’s white supremacist agenda. 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville. Learn more.
Why We Protest Panel (sponsored by BLM-Cville), Tuesday, August 7, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Anti-racist organizations and activists will discuss why they don’t “just ignore” white supremacists and explain the importance of visible and vocal protest, and direct action, in thwarting the spread of fascism. Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, 233 4th St. N.W. Learn more.
Heather Heyer Foundation Fundraiser, Tuesday, August 7, 5 - 10 p.m.
Break bread and honor Heather Heyer, the local young civil rights activist who dedicated her life to promoting equal rights for all people. Tavola Restaurant, 826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, 22902. Learn more.
Lawyer's Panel on "Free Speech" and Anti-Racism, Wednesday, August 8, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Learn how platitudes about “free speech” are used to undermine anti-racist work. Panelists include representatives of the National Lawyers Guild-Central VA, BLM-Cville, and SURJ-Cville. Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, 233 4th St. N.W. Learn more.
Charlottesville Clergy Collective Interfaith Service, Thursday, August 9, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
An evening worship service focusing on gratitude, repentance, and hope iwth leaders from various religious communities. Contributions collected at this service will be sent to the Charlottesville Resilience Fund. The Haven, 112 W. Market St. Learn more.
Grace Ahern (of SURJ) on Community (Creative Mornings series), Friday, August 10, 8 - 10 a.m.
Hear from this multi-racial queer Southerner from Roanoke, Virginia, dubbed a “people weaver” by friends who is motivated by the conviction that collective liberation is for everyone. The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, 209 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville, 22902. Learn more.
Shabbat Service at Congregation Beth Israel, Friday, August 10, 6:15 p.m.
The Charlottesville community is invited to join this service for prayer, song, and reflection, as we celebrate the resilience of our city and our hopes for the future. A reception will follow the service. You are welcome to bring fruit, cheese, veggies, or dessert to share. (No meat, please.) Congregation Beth Israel, 301 E Jefferson St., Charlottesville.
Internal Tools for Non-Violent Action (FREE Workshop), Saturday, August 11, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Attend this free interactive workshop offered by The Sum to explore and deepen our internal capacity for non-violent action. Please register in advance by calling (434) 260-9377 or email email@example.com. The Sum, 914 E. Jefferson, Suite G4 (next to UVA Credit Union on 9th St.)
A Service for Repair, Saturday, August 11, 3 - 5:30 p.m.
Join this service of remembrance for a community in need of repair led by 6 women of color, who will offer poetry, music, dance, contemplation and communal ritual with a focus on practical, actionable ways to enter into the work of justice making. First Presbyterian Church, Charlottesville. Learn more.
VA Students Act Against White Supremacy: Rally for Justice, Saturday, August 11, 7 - 9 p.m.
On the 1-year anniversary of the white supremacist torch-lit rally, join students, UVA associates, and community members to reclaim the North Plaza of the Rotunda and demand justice for those who have suffered at the hands of white supremacy. The Rotunda, 1828 University Ave. Learn more.
The C'ville Sing Out! Sunday, August 12, 4 - 5 p.m.
Join this big, one-time sing-out modeled on Toronto's Choir Choir Choir! Open to everyone, no experience necessary. All ages, all walks of life are welcome. Rehearsal prior. IX Art Park, 522 2nd St S.E. Learn more.
NAACP Time for Reflection and Healing Forum, Sunday, August 12, beginning at 4 p.m.
The Albemarle-Charlottesville branch of the NAACP is inviting several notable state and local figures to a forum on the anniversary of the Unite the Right rally. Zion Union Baptist Church, Preston Avenue, Charlottesville. Learn more.
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