Racial Justice Activities


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The Third Reconstruction Book Group, Sundays March 19, March 26, April 9 from 12:45-2:15 PM. Facilitated by Jaime McReynolds. Unitarian Universalists were electrified at General Assembly 2016 by Rev. Barber’s call for building and sustaining a movement for justice for all people. The Third Reconstruction, selected as the UUA 2016-17 Common Read, offers helpful, practical guidance for engaging with justice movements born in response to local experiences of larger injustices. Drawing on the prophetic traditions of the Jewish and Christian scriptures, while making room for other sources of truth, the book challenges us to ground our justice work in moral dissent, even when there is no reasonable expectation of political success, and to do the hard work of coalition building in a society that is fractured and polarized.   For more information, contact Jaime ([email protected])

The Role of Children in African American History, Sunday April 30, 12:45-2:15 PM, Lower Hall 2. Kate Fraleigh will do a slide show presentation of her February 2016 African American History Tour of the southeast. The focus will be the life of children in the times of racial injustice and the burden on children in racial strife and on the road to justice.

Racial Justice Events and Activities around town
(as of Mar 18)

MARCH 18 Saturday 3-5pm Undergraduate Portion UVa’s First Global Black Girlhood Conference. Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library

MARCH 18 Saturday 6-8pm “Global History of Black Girlhood Conference: The big Read “Silver Sparrow” high school student panel discussion Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

MARCH 19 Sunday 12:45-2:15pm first of three Book Group discussions “The Third Reconstruction” TJMC-UU

MARCH 21 Tuesday 5:45-8:30 For Parents, Grandparents, Caregivers. Skills for raising anti racist Children Social Hall TJMC-UU register at [email protected]

MARCH 21 Tuesday 6-8:30pm Opening Reception: “From Darkness to Light” Jeanine Michna-Bales photography exhibit opening Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

MARCH 21-MARCH 25 Festival of the Book  Lots of racial justice offerings

MARCH 24, Friday 12-1:30 2017 Festival of the Book.  Elizabeth Nunez, Ph.D., author of  “Even In Paradise”, The Jefferson School/African American Heritage Center.

March 26, Sunday 11-1:30pm The Links Saluting the African-American Literary Tradition, Omni $65, sponsored by Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP contact: (434) 825-8204 [email protected] Tamyra Turner to get tickets

MARCH 26 Sunday 2:15 family field trip to the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. contact [email protected] $5 for adults children free

MARCH 29 Wednesday 3:30-5pm Black Lives Matter in the Trump Era, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Minor Hall Rm 125 UVA

APRIL 8 Saturday 10am-4pm Day Soiree Remembering Vinegar Hill: The Neighborhood Beneath the Pavement” Jefferson School City Center

APRIL 9 Wednesday 6-8pm Bryan Stevenson, The Siegel Center, VCU

APRIL 11 Tuesday 7-9pm Minority Voices Nau Hall Room 101 UVA

APRIL 15 Saturday 3-6pm Azi KiTTA exhibit 1400 University Avenue

APRIL 21 Friday 9-10pm Fences, August Wilson’s Play directed by Clinton Johnson, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

APRIL 29 Saturday 10-2pm Poverty Simulation Workshop, UVA Slaughter Recreation Center 505 Edgemont Road

APRIL 30 Sunday 12:45-2:15pm “Role of Children in African American History” TJMC-UU Lower Hall 2