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— 6:00 am“Love Over Fear” sunrise service at First Baptist Church, 632 West Main Street.

— 8:00 amCharlottesville Clergy Collective gathers at Jefferson School City Center to march to McGuffey Park and First United Methodist Church.

— 9:00 am to 7:00 pm"People's Action for Racial Justice" at McGuffey Park and Justice Park, sponsored by Together Cville and the Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice. These will be spaces for teach-ins, gatherings, speeches, and respite for those who may go to counter-actions against the “Unite the Right” rally. www.facebook.com/events/1527709727296643

— 11:00 am to 2:00 pmAlbemarle-Charlottesville NAACP direct advocacy training event, Burley Middle School, 901 Rose Hill Drive.

— 11:00 am to 7:00 pm  “Art in Action” performances in opposition to hatred (local artists) at Champion Brewing, 324 6th Street SE. Hosted by Black Lives Matter-Charlottesville. www.facebook.com/events/159711177924136/

— 11:30 am to 5:30 pm  First United Methodist Church will hold prayer activities.

[The “Unite the Right” rally group has a permit to be in McIntire Park (moved from Emancipation Park) from 12 noon to 5 pm.]

— 12 noon to 1:00 pm  Prayer service at Unity of Charlottesville, 2825 Hydraulic Road.

— 12 noon to 5:00 pm  Charlottesville Clergy Collective and Charlottesville Peace Initiative co-host alternative peace-building activities at Common Ground Healing Arts, Jefferson School City Center.

— 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm  Back to School Block Party at Tonsler Park.


Events Planned for August 12

On Saturday, Aug. 12, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the University is offering a day of events displaying its commitment to mutual respect and inclusion. Faculty and staff will facilitate discussions on constitutional rights and citizenship; community dynamics and polarization; local history; and other related topics, all focused around the overarching theme of peaceable democracy. The discussions are free and open to the public.

A helpful map of the libraries hosting our speakers and parking deck locations can be found here:


Visitors are invited to bring a dish to pass to a community potluck on the Clemons Library Terrace from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tables, water, and service items are provided. 

 A preliminary list of presentations is below; this will be finalized by Thursday, Aug. 10.  Multiple sessions will be offered simultaneously.  Please check back for updates, including times and locations.

  • What's Right about Conservatives Today
    • William Antholis, The Miller Center
  • Enfranchising citizens in the United States: A Short History
    • Ed Ayers, University of Richmond President Emeritus and Brian Balogh, Corcoran Department of History
  • UndocuAlly Training
    • Hannah Melissa Borja, DREAMers On Grounds
  • The Demographics of Race in Charlottesville
    • Qian Cai, The Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service
  • Bioethics in a Divided Society: Deciding about Death, Genes and Health Inequalities
    • James Childress, Department of Religious Studies
  • Power of the Margin: How to Change Institutions When You are the Minority
    • Martin Davidson, Darden School of Business
  • Jazz is Black Music: Acknowledging the Gift!
    • John D'earth, McIntire Department of Music
  • The Charlottesville Clergy Collective
    • Pastor Alvin Edwards, Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church
  • What Do They Believe? Beliefs Held by "Unite the Right" Groups
    • Gabriel Finder, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
  • I Dream America: A Story of Unrequited Love
    • John Gates, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in the School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Sexual Violence Training
    • Galen Green and Care Shoaibi, Green Dot
  • History and the Value of Shame
    • Richard Handler, Department of Anthropology
  • Brave Space
    • Valencia Harvey, College Guide Program
  • TBD
    • Ryan Keen, IfYourReadingThis.org
  • What Democracy Sounds Like: Gentle Collectivity Through Improvised Song
    • Michelle Kisliuk, McIntire Department of Music
  • Freedom of Speech and Assembly: What's Protected and What's Not
    • Douglas Laycock, School of Law
  • Immigration: Facts and Fiction
    • David Leblang, Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics
  • A Refugee's Journey: Fleeing Wary, The Long Wait, and The Hope of Starting Over in America
    • Christine Mahoney, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
  • The History of the KKK in Charlottesville: Past and Present
    • John Mason, Corcoran Department of History
  • From the Many, One: Pluralism and American Identity in the Coming Century
    • Chuck Mathewes, Department of Religious Studies
  • The New Smokestack? Race, Place and the Social Responsibilities of Universities and Medical Centers
    • Guian Mckee, The Miller Center
  • Creating a New Future: Addressing the Problem Behind the Problem
    • Suzanne Moomaw, Department of Urban and Environmental Planning
  • Encouraging Diversity through Communication of the Value of our Science and Engineering
    • Pamela Norris, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Race and Education
    • Natalia Palacios, Department of Leadership, Foundations and Policy
  • Democracy Under Siege: Gleanings from African American Prophetic Thinkers
    • Xavier Pickett, Carter G. Woodson Institute
  • Organ Donation: A Community Built from the Ashes of an Impossible Day
    • Javier Provencio, Department of Neurology
  • The Future of Health Care Reform
    • Mimi Riley, School of Law
  • Mad or Madisonian? Deliberating Across Difference
    • Lynn Sanders, Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics
  • Eugenics and Diversity
    • Gregory Townsend, Associate Dean for Diversity and Medical Education, School of Medicine
  • The Importance of Public Space for Perpetuating or Reducing Social Inequity
    • Sophie Trawalter, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
  • Shame or Dialogue? Paradoxes of Activism
    • Rachel Wahl, Department of Leadership, Foundations, and Policy

Potluck organizers include the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), Mulholland Society, Latino Medical Student Association, qMD and UVA Health System's Discriminatory Behavior Committee and Task Force; and Graduate Medical Education. The Offices of Diversity of the School of Medicine, McIntire, Darden and Engineering donated funds.