Racial Justice Activities

Join us at TJMC for Movie Night

JUNE 30 Friday 6:30-9 pm. “Race: The Power of an Illusion” was a 2003 PBS TV series. At TJMC-UU we’ll watch Part 3 (it stands alone so no need to have watched parts 1 and 2) in the Church Parlor. Facilitator: Bob Gross.

Who is ‘white?’ In the early 20th century the answer wasn’t always clear. Often the courts had to decide, and they resorted to contradictory logic to maintain the color line. After World War II ‘whiteness’ increasingly meant owning a home in the suburbs, aided by discriminatory federal policies. European ethnics, once considered not quite ‘white’, blended together as they reaped the advantages of ‘whiteness’ – including increased equity as property values rose dramatically – while African-Americans and other people of color were locked out. Today the average ‘white’ family has eight (8) times the wealth of the average Black family. 54 years after the Civil Rights movement, the playing field is still not level. After viewing this 1-hour video we’ll invite discussion and suggest further resources.

Racial Justice Events & Activities around town
(as of June 6)
more detail at bit.ly/ActNowCville

JUNE 4 SUNDAY Anti-Racist Neighborhood Canvass SURJ’s anti-racist neighborhood canvass. SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) will host a mass training/canvassing event from 1-4pm this Sunday. Starting at 105 Ridge St, Charlottesville.   The purpose of canvassing is to get folks to commit to specific ways to show up and show support in the fight against white supremacy, to send a message regarding recent white supremacist actions in our town, and to take responsibility for our neighborhoods.

JUNE 9 Friday 7-9pm Open mic night Jefferson School African American Heritage Center $5

JUNE 10 Saturday1-9pm People’s Summit at the Haven sponsored by Progressive Coalition for schedule see https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18836619_1269260613202451_8019113014292025463_o.png?oh=6d9a003aabef3667b9a6627178197b3d&oe=59E8E899

JUNE 12 Monday 7pm, NAACP meeting Jefferson School

JUNE 13 Tuesday all day Democratic and Republican primaries

JUNE 14 Wednesday 6:30-7:30 NAACP fundraiser “June Jazz Jamboree” at the Event Hall 1024 Carrington Place, 2nd Floor$10 cash only at the door

JUNE 16-17 JUNETEENTH celebration Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.
16th 6pm in the auditorium, tribute to elders, youth performances, “Unshackling History” by Anthony Cohen, Photo exhibit tour, “Through Darkness to Light: Seeking Freedom on the Underground Railroad”
17th 6-9pm Heritage Center Party on the Lawn, performances, food vendors.

JUNE 20 Tuesday 6:30 Showing Up for Racial Justice meeting Downtown public library

June 23 Friday • 12 – 2 PM Education Session on Cultural Humility by Eboni Bugg, sponsored by African American Teaching Fellows, the session will include: Implicit Bias, Why is Cultural Humility Important for Everyone?, and Tools for Engagement.

The workshop is free and includes lunch provided by Pearl Island Catering.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by Friday, June 16. Call 1-800-SENTARA or register at https://www.sentara.com/charlottesville-virginia/classesevents/events/cultural-humility-430.aspx

JUNE 30 Friday 6:30pm Movie night “part 3 of “Race: The Power of an Illusion” TJMC-UU parlor

July 15 Saturday 9am – 10am opening Yolanda Jones- photography exhibit Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

JULY 16-18 Maupin Film Festival Black Goes with Everything: The Diverse Experiences of Descendants of Africa.
The Maupintown Film Festival is a FREE annual event given at the Jefferson School African-American Heritage Center in Charlottesville, Virginia each July, and focuses on celebrating and sharing films of African-American history and culture with the local community. The 2017 festival will be held July 14th-16th, and will feature 15 films as well as presentations and discussions from filmmakers, local historians and community leaders. And there are even films for the kids. This year’s theme is: Black Goes with Everything: The Diverse Experiences of Descendants of Africa. Learn more about the varied local, national and international experiences of descendants of Africa, and the historical and contemporary value that comes along with them.

July 21 Friday 7-9pm Open mic night Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, $5

August 4 Friday 4pm – 6pm Jefferson School Community Center Back to School Bash

AUGUST 6 Sunday Racial Justice Committee meeting

August 11 Friday 7-9pm Open mic night Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, $5

AUGUST 12 Saturday 10:30-2pm Book Bash

AUGUST 12 Saturday 2-4 pm “Race Café” TJMC-UU

SEPT Fridays and Saturdays 15,16,22,23 8-10pm and Sundays 17, 24 from 2-4pm “Jitney” Theater at Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

SEPT 27 6-8pm Lecture event, “150Th Anniversary of African American Suffrage in Virginia Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

SEPTEMBER 29 Friday 7pm Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Banquet, $75

FALL Lisa Bean new work at African American Heritage Center

Recent deaths of African Americans in the hands of police or white nationalists:

Richard Collins III: University of Maryland student stabbed to death murdered by member of “Alt-Reich” neo-nazi facebook group