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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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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: A white poster board with an illustration in marker of a person in a white dress and black hair carrying a red and purple sack with the words, "JUSTICE IS FOR EVERYONE" written on it. In the sack are green and blue and red flowers, a yellow paintbrush, an orange pot, a wooden handled saw, a brown hammer, and a garden spade. Under the persons feet is a large, black, elliptical shape with white letters that read, "JUSTICIA ES PARA TODOS".

Solidarity Action: July 12 Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail Board Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 9, 2018 Contact:Mark Heisey Showing Up for Racial Justice Charlottesville mfheisey@gmail.com 540-415-0089 What: Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail (ACRJ) Board Meeting Why: ACRJ’s voluntary ICE notification policy tears apart families and criminalizes immigrants When: Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 12:30pm Where: Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail 160 Peregory Ln Charlottesville, VA 22902 The Albemarle …

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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.

CALL TO ACTION: Show up in Solidarity with the Hate-Free Schools Coalition!

  Support the Hate-Free Schools Coalition at the next Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) Board Meeting Hate-Free Schools Coalition of Albemarle County has been working to help ACPS recognize and actively dismantle white supremacy with an initial demand to update the dress code policy to specifically ban: Confederate flags and Confederate imagery along with Ku …

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