GRAPHIC: a red background with white letters which read, "Ban It Now."

Call-to-Action: Show Up In Solidarity With Hate-Free Schools Coalition of Albemarle County!

The following Call to Action is from Hate Free Schools Coalition of Albemarle County, and is published here with their permission. Where:  Albemarle County School Board (ACSB) Meeting at the County Office Building, 401 McIntire Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902 When:  Thursday, September 27 (Please arrive by 7:45pm in case the 8:55pm Public Comment happens earlier) Agenda …

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PHOTO: Two signs held by a black person inside a building. The blue rectangular poster on the left read in black, all-caps letters, "BAN IT NOW!" The orange, rectangular sign on the right reads in black, all-caps letters, "RACISTS MUST RESIGN". The person holding the signs is wearing a black t-shirt with a photo of Bob Marly over a green, yellow, and red background. The person's face is hidden behind the signs. The legs of other people with signs can be seen in the background.

Call to Action: Hold the Albemarle County School Board Accountable for Violent Arrests of Concerned Community Members!

Join Hate-Free Schools Coalition of Albemarle County in their demands to remove violent white supremacist imagery from public schools, as well as violent members from the county school board who uphold white supremacy Where: County Office Building, 401 McIntire Rd Charlottesville, VA 22902 When: Thursday, September 13th at 6:15pm (Public Comment begins at 9:00pm) Why: …

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PHOTO: Four community members stand holding signs that read “My doctor did NOT prescribe intimidation”, “We need support NOT security”, “Provider stigma is the WORST kind”, and “Security for who? And from who?"

Call to Action: Demand Inclusion of Clients on Region Ten Board of Directors

Join mental health advocates Myra Anderson and Veronica Fitzhugh as they demand inclusion of clients & their family members on the Region Ten Board of Directors! WHEN: MONDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH at 4PM WHERE: REGION TEN PETERSON HEALTH CENTER, 800 PRESTON AVENUE, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA The BE BRAVE Action Alliance will speak out at the Region Ten …

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PHOTO: A large white banner being held up by people inside an auditorium. The banner reads in all-caps, black letters at the top and all-caps, pink letters at the bottom: "RACISTS DON'T GET RE-ELECTED". In the background is a kkkop in a police uniform leaning against the back wall. In the foreground is a computer screen. Taken at the Albemarle County School Board meeting on August 30m 2018.

Hate-Free Schools of Albemarle County Responds to Brutal & Unjust Arrests at Albemarle County School Board Meeting

Ban It Now! For Immediate Release Media Contact:  Lara Harrison, (757) 788-1642, ellellrogers@gmail.com The Hate-Free Schools Coalition of Albemarle County (HFSC) has released this statement about the brutal arrests at the August 30th Albemarle County School Board (ACSB) meeting: County residents need to know the truth about what our Coalition does and what happened at the …

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PHOTO: Outside in daylight. A gathering of dozens of people of various ages, genders, and races on a sidewalk. In the background are large, green trees. Toward the left, a white woman in a shin-length red, sleeveless dress and red shoes is holding a microphone. To the far right is a news camera on a tall tripod pointed toward that woman. Some people are sitting on two white benches, but most of the people are standing. There are metal lamposts and large, square, concrete planters with various flowering plants on the sidewalk. A brick building with white windows can be seen in the background.

Press Release & Call to Action from Hate-Free Schools Coalition

The following is a press release by Hate-Free Schools Coalition of Albemarle County, including a Call to Action and is reposted with HFSC's permission. Who: The Hate-Free Schools Coalition of Albemarle County What: Community Rally (open forum) Where: County Office Building, 401 McIntire Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902 When: Today — Thursday, August 30, 6:30 p.m. …

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PHOTO: Outside in daylight. A gathering of dozens of people of various ages, genders, and races on a sidewalk. In the background are large, green trees. Toward the left, a white woman in a shin-length red, sleeveless dress and red shoes is holding a microphone. To the far right is a news camera on a tall tripod pointed toward that woman. Some people are sitting on two white benches, but most of the people are standing. There are metal lamposts and large, square, concrete planters with various flowering plants on the sidewalk. A brick building with white windows can be seen in the background.

CALL TO ACTION: Speak OUT Against ACPS’ Culture of Racism and White Fragility

Join Hate-Free Schools Coalition of Albemarle County at the August 30th School Board meeting! At last week’s Albemarle County School Board meeting, Hate-Free Schools Coalition (HFSC) of Albemarle County demanded again that Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) be held accountable for traumatizing students through its culture of racism that the School Board (SB) continues to …

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GRAPHIC: Black letters in all caps which read, " MAKE IT RIGHT" inside a partial black, rectangular outline. To the right of the rectangular outline, breaking up the line, is a black statue of a male-presenting figure with a brimmed hat, coat, and pants (presumably a confederate soldier). Around the statues waste is a red rope pulling it down and to the right. Below the words and statue is a thick red line.

Make It Right Project Blasts NC Historical Commission’s Vote to Preserve Confederate Statues

This statement was released on August 22nd by Kali Holloway, Director of the Make It Right (MIR) Project, a multimedia campaign dedicated to righting social justice wrongs. The inaugural project is focused on the removal of Confederate monuments and memorials. Make It Right Project Responds to the North Carolina Historical Commission Vote to Keep Confederate …

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Ms. McKeel Goes To Montgomery

The following comic and corresponding piece was written and submitted by a community member. Enjoy! In January, the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail board, which sets policy at the ACRJ, voted to continue its policy of voluntarily notifying ICE when someone with an immigration detainer is going to be released from the jail, actively funneling community members …

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PHOTO: A round button with a dark blue background. The button reads, "BAN it NOW" in white, dark blue, and red letters. In the background is a light blue half circle with a thick stripe in the same color at its base. Below that are two parallel white lines.

Hate-Free Schools Call to Action!

The following CTA is a submission by Hate-Free Schools Coalition of Albemarle County. Show up to Hold Albemarle County Public Schools Accountable for Ignoring their Culture of Racism Join Hate-Free Schools Coalition (HFSC) of Albemarle County as we show up once again to hold Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) accountable for traumatizing students through the …

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PHOTO: Four black people of various ages and genders/gender presentations hold their right fists up as they lead a march through Charlottesville on August 12, 2018

#DefendCville Week-In-Review: The A11 & A12 Anniversary Edition (August 8 – 14, 2018)

We are still here #Fuck12 Wednesday, August 8 - Tuesday, August 14 The #AllOutAugust international calls to action to avenge Heather Heyer and all victims and survivors of August 11 and 12 was heeded with militancy in Charlottesville. So with our community and accomplices, Solidarity Cville filled multiple roles behind the scenes and on our …

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