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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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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GRAPHIC: a black and white photo of people wearing caps and with heads facing downward holding a large, rectangular white banner with black letters that read, 'VA STUDENTS ACT AGAINST WHITE SUPREMACY'. There are colorful flowers added throughout the photo. The people are standing at the base of a large statue. The photo is from the UVA student action against the nazi torch rally on August 11, 2017.

#DefendCville Week-In-Review: July 18 – July 24, 2018

We Are Seeds Wednesday, July 18 Despite his claims that he is distancing himself from neo-nazis, Jason Kessler announced the inclusion of Patrick Little on the speaker list for Unite the Right 2.0. Thursday, July 19 Louisa County’s Board of Zoning denied Virginia Flaggers' appeal  to keep their gigantic Confederate flag on I-64. #TakeEmAllDown June …

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PHOTO: Sandra Bland from the shoulders up. She is a black woman with long, curly black hair. She is smiling and wearing a leopard print top.

#DefendCville Week-In-Review: July 11 – July 17, 2018

Sandra Bland! Presente!  Wednesday, July 11 NBC29 published a piece by Henry Graff, which addressed the City’s lack of preparation for the anniversary of A12. The piece laments the impact the deadly Unite the Right rally had on ...downtown businesses, and refers to “some” of the Unite the Right attendees as “hav[ing] ties to white …

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PHOTO: A white woman wearing a dark cropped jacket is holding a paper that she appears to be reading from at a dais with a microphone pointed toward her mouth. She has short hair with glasses on top. Behind her are rows of red auditorium chairs with various people sitting in them. In the foreground on the right side of the photo is a black child wearing a black t-shirt and dark pants with short braids on his head. He is standing facing the woman as she reads her statement. There are large windows in the background.

Hate-Free Schools Coalition of Albemarle County Blocks Dress Code Policy

Local anti-racist organization successfully blocks problematic language in proposed school dress code policy The following is a submission to Solidarity C-ville from Hate-Free Schools Coalition of Albemarle County.    On July 12th, the Hate-Free Schools Coalition (HFSC) of Albemarle County showed up to the Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) School Board meeting to disrupt the forward …

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PHOTO: a garden with grass and green bushes in the background. In the center of the photo is an amerikkkan flag burning in a small fire pit. A brown hand is holding a stick that the flag is hung from.

#DefendCville Week-in-Review: July 4 – July 10, 2018

Burn it ALL down Wednesday, July 4 Solidarity Cville recognized the July holiday of the white supremacist settler-colonial empire with a flag roast. Thursday, July 5 James Alex Fields appeared at the Federal Courthouse in Charlottesville and pled “not guilty” to all 30 federal hate crimes with which he was charged last week. ProPublica and Frontline …

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Community members call on County and City to condemn confederate battle flag

Proposed resolution condemns the confederate battle flag raised next to I-64 outside Charlottesville On Wednesday, April 11, at 9:00 am the Charlottesville Circuit Court will hold a hearing on the City’s plea in bar in the case of Payne v. City of Charlottesville, the lawsuit seeking to prevent the city from removing its confederate statues. That …

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