Unity Days 2019

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 Welcome to the Unity Days Cville 2019 Home Page!



We the community members of Charlottesville come together this summer 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.

Charlottesville City Council has designated the second weekend of August (and August 12 when it falls during the week) for the annual Unity Days. In this inaugural year, events will take place from May through August with each month having a specific theme:

May: Our community’s history of race relations
June: Breaking down institutions of oppression
July: Honoring community and neighborhood leaders making change
August: Four days of activities focusing on education, honor, inspirations, and solemn remembrance

These events will take place at venues throughout the community including Market Street Park, Court Square Park, the Downtown Mall and Fourth Street.

The 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.

Want to be alerted to new events? 

Are you interested in proposing ideas for events and programs for Unity Days 2019?

Unity Days Action Committee

 Lawren Bellamy-Boykin  Susan Bro  Alex Bryant  Matthew Christensen
 Lisa Draine  Chris Eure  Joan Fenton  Don Gathers
 Gary Heaton  Dan Hennicke  Tanesha Hudson  Cat McCue
 Henry D. McHenry, Jr.  Richard Morris  Rosia Parker  Gloria Rockhold
 Brad Slocum  Katrina Turner  Curtis White  


City Staff Facilitators 

  • Charlene Green
  • Brian Wheeler
  • Joe Rice
  • Matt Murphy
  • Lachen Parks

Submit a proposal for Unity Days 2019