Unity Days 2019

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 UnityDays_logo_transparentWe 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.

Helpful Community Resources:

Healing Offerings and Wellness Services on August 12
The Women’s Initiative and Common Ground invite the community to the Jefferson School City Center for FREE drop-in mind-body healing and creative activities on the anniversary of August 12 - CLICK THE IMAGE FOR DETAILS.

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We are no longer accepting programming applications 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

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