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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: Scene is outdoors with red brick buildings and green foliage in the background. Foreground shows a large group of police in dark navy riot gear and helmets with "VSP" in white letters on the helmets and "POLICE" in white on their chests and shields.

C’Ville Interim City Manager Punishes Community by Shutting Down Public Venues on August 12: Statements from BLM C’Ville

This piece, which calls out the City for punishing families and community members by closing public facilities on the weekend of August 12, was submitted by Black Lives Matter Charlottesville. Just-hired interim City Manager Mike Murphy shows a lack of leadership by closing all city parks and the Saturday City Market for the anniversary weekend …

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PHOTO: Black-and-white image of a crowd standing on a street. There are roughly 15 people locking arms facing forward with blurred faces. White text over the bottom left area reads "White Supremacy is homegrown... So is resistance! Statement from Charlottesville on Facebook, Bots, and the Roots of White Supremacy."

White Supremacy is Homegrown… So Is Resistance! Statement from Charlottesville on Facebook, “Bots”, and the Roots of White Supremacy

Facebook’s overzealous censorship of anti-fascists, citing “bots” and “Russia” as the reason, ignores the US roots of white supremacy and the grassroots fight to end racism. Solidarity C'Ville is reproducing below the entirety of a joint statement signed by Charlottesville organizations regarding the Facebook censorship of DC activists On Tuesday, July 31, Facebook and Instagram …

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#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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PHOTO: Approximately 40 people stand in front of the Stonewall Jackson statue in Justice Park, the site of Richard Spencer’s rally on May 13, 2017. They hold many banners and signs with slogans including “Black Lives Matter,” “Fuck Kessler,” “Fuck White Supremacy,” and “Support Donald, Drop the Charges.”

Charlottesville Activists Mark 1-year Anniversary of Spencer’s Torch-lit Rally

Today, a group of 40 community members met up in Justice Park holding a banner that said “Black Lives Matter” and “Fuck White Supremacy.” The Charlottesville community members who organized this action provided the statement below. May 13, 2018 Statement from Charlottesville Community Members On the afternoon of May 13, 2017, in Charlottesville, white supremacists …

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“A Year Ago…”: Statement at the Festival of Cultures a year since May 13, 2017

Here is the text of a flier that was distributed earlier today by anti-racist community members visiting Charlottesville’s Festival of Cultures in Washington Park. We share their message and honor all who have been defending Charlottesville in the past year and before. A YEAR AGO… About 50 white supremacists converged, unannounced, at Justice Park, two blocks away …

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Listen First and the White Supremacy Culture of Dialogue and Deliberation

A longstanding practitioner of mediation and community engagement relays the problems of Listen First. TL;DR: Listen First did neither, according to an expert in both. This piece was submitted to Solidarity Cville by Frank Dukes, Albemarle County resident and member of UCARE (University and Community Action for Racial Equity). Charlottesville is struggling to recover from a recent …

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Week-in-Review: April 25-May 1, 2018

FIND SAGE SMITH Wednesday, April 25 UVA Police issued a new trespass policy, presumably in response to last week’s student town hall following Jason Kessler’s appearance at the UVA Law School Library on April 18th. The Unite the Right rally organizer Jason Kessler returned to the Law Library for the second time in a week, creating the same disruption and response from …

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UVA Student Activists Call for Racial Justice at the Curry School of Education

A student coalition disrupted the Curry Student Awards Ceremony to emphasize their demands for change. On Thursday, April 26, a coalition of UVA undergraduate and graduate students affiliated with Educators for Racial Justice and SEEDS4Change Undergrads disrupted the Curry Student Awards Ceremony to demand concrete steps towards dismantling white supremacist structures and positive steps towards racial justice at …

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