Confronting Racial Injustice in Housing and Neighborhoods, Monday, April 16, 5:30-8:00pm at Jefferson School, 233 4th Street NW. Explore how the deliberate use of zoning, eminent domain, property taxes, lending practices, and “urban renewal” removed African Americans from areas whites wanted to live in and shaped Charlottesville’s neighborhoods today. The legacy of these practices continues. This forum will include opportunities to connect with groups working to end racial disparities in housing and neighborhood development.
Charlottesville-area Immigrant Resource and Advocacy Coalition (CIRAC), is holding its quarterly meeting on Wed., April 25, 2018. IX Park, 6:30 pm Volunteer Orientation for Transportation & Detention Visitation; 7:15 pm Forum: Immigration Policy Hits Home: What Can We Do? Each year, 50 of our Charlottesville neighbors are unjustly removed from their families and placed into deportation proceedings. Please join CIRAC and Sin Barreras, with speakers David Baluarte, Professor of Law at Washington & Lee University; Tanishka Cruz, Immigration Attorney and Lecturer at UVA; and Fanny Smedlie, founding Director of Sin Barreras/Without Barriers, at a forum to understand the Policies, Practices and Harm resulting from these removals. Join CIRAC in supporting the effort to end them. The 6:30 Volunteer Orientation is a great way to learn more about CIRAC, even if you can’t stay for the forum.
Join other PACEM Shelter supporters on April 29th from 2-5pm at the Barn at Pea Ridge Farm for a spring fundraiser. Tickets are $75 per person or $500 for a table of eight. Price includes food by C & O Restaurant, music by Michael Clem & Rusty Speidel, and beer from Devils Backbone Brewing Company & wine donated by the Charlottesville Cooking School. RSVP to . All proceeds benefit PACEM! To reserve your ticket call 434.973.1234 x121
OLLI recently hosted a lecture on “The Racial and Ethnic History of Charlottesville,” presented by Charlene Green (Manager for the City of Charlottesville’s Office of Human Rights). It was a standing-room only crowd, so OLLI has passed on this link to the video of the lecture: here