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City Accepting Unity Days Event Applications; Openings on Unity Days Committee

Post Date:02/10/2020 12:02 PM
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Brian Wheeler
Director of Communications
434-970-3129
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2020

City Accepting Unity Days Event Applications; Openings on Unity Days Committee

Unity Days 2020 will take place August 1-12, 2020

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville and the Unity Days Committee are calling on community members, organizations, and groups to propose event and programming ideas for Unity Days 2020 taking place August 1-12,2020 and to serve on the Unity Days Committee.

What is Unity Days?

Charlottesville City Council has designated the second weekend of August (and August 12 when it falls during the week) for the annual Unity Days events as the anniversary of the events of August 11-12, 2017. During Unity Days the Charlottesville community comes together in a spirit of healing and unity for a variety of events that educate, inspire, and honor people in our community in order to move towards economic and racial justice.

These city-sponsored, community-driven events focus on the theme of unity, and include musical performances, speakers, conversations, children’s activities, films, exhibits, festivals, faith-based gatherings, and more. These events take place at venues throughout downtown Charlottesville.

When is Unity Days 2020?

Unity Days events will occur primarily during August 1-12, 2020

How can I get involved in Unity Days?

• We have openings on the Unity Days Committee! Complete this form to submit your application by March 11, 2020.

• We are looking for programming proposals! Complete this application proposal by April 5, 2020.

All completed proposal forms will go through a committee review process and will be made available for public viewing. If selected, applicants will have the opportunity to expand on their submitted proposal during a public meeting with the committee. Each applicant will have up to three minutes to present their proposal, followed by a three minute question and answer session with the panel. Applicants are strongly encouraged to take the Unity Days Mission Statement under consideration when planning their events or programming.

Unity Days Mission Statement

Unity Days is a series of events and programs that educate, inspire, and honor people in our community to move towards healing and unity along a path of economic and racial justice.

About Unity Days:

In February 2019, City Council unanimously approved the designation of Unity Days as an annual community event. Unity Days is an opportunity for Charlottesville to educate, inspire, and honor people in our community and to create movement towards healing and unity as we strive to achieve economic and racial justice.

Unity Days 2020 will take place from August 1-12 and is planned and organized by members of the Charlottesville community with logistical and financial support from the City of Charlottesville.

Learn more by visiting the Unity Days website.

 

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