With the local peach crop now in full season there is a limited-time opportunity in the next three weeks to assist The Society of St. Andrew in gleaning peaches to share with the hungry in our community! The task involves transferring peaches from large commercial bins to smaller containers appropriate for household distribution. Volunteers are needed at the Crown Orchard Packing Shed located on Route 29 about 15 miles south of the I-64 interchange. Please contact Jim Hassmer at (434) 466-4375 for more information including dates and times.
The Charlottesville-Albemarle Chapter of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy will have a special meeting on Thursday, July 26th from 6:30-8:00 PM at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church (1901 Thomson Rd, Charlottesville). This meeting will be specially geared for newcomers and those who have not been with us for a while. During the meeting, we will catch everyone up on our work over the last year and our plans for the future. If you have been thinking about getting involved in our work, this will be a perfect meeting for you to test the water…or jump completely in!
Much of our work has been in laying the groundwork for a living wage certification program for Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Our intention is that this program will bring positive attention to those employers who are paying a living wage, motivate employers who are not paying a living wage to begin doing so, and to bring the public’s attention to the issue of living wage. We hope to begin recruiting employers for certification this fall. Come hear the details about this exciting work! Refreshments will be available. For more information, please contact Kim Crater at 434-296-4764 or .
African American Cultural Arts Festival , Sat., July 28 at Washington Park https://www.facebook.com/events/181204596053729/
Kabbalat Shabbat service at Congregation Beth Israel, Friday evening, August 10.
CBI is planning to hold a special Kabbalat Shabbat service, open to the larger community, and which will focus on the themes of the anniversary of August 11/12 through the lens of prayer and song.
Cville Sing Out, Sunday, August 12, 4pm at the Ix Art Park.
The Cville Sing Out is being organized by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Choir. All are invited to participate in this event that intends to bring our community together for healing, harmony, and fun. People wishing to sign can practice at 2pm at Mt Zion AME Church, or attend the Sing Out at 4pm at Ix Art Park. More info here.
More links that came out of our “Social Justice Sundays” class on 7/8/18:
If you are interested in learning more about how you can provide support to asylum seekers, please read Support for Asylum Seekers being Sponsored in Charlottesville for more information.
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