A call for a community rally and mobilization in Charlottesville on August 12th, at Washington Park, 9 AM.
This Sunday, August 12th, we invite the people of Charlottesville and beyond to join us as we gather to collectively mourn the events of last A12 and honor this community’s resilience against white supremacy, long before A12 and after.
We will gather in Washington Park at 9:00 AM.
For many of us in Charlottesville, the Summer of Hate has never ended. While neo-Nazis may not be marching in our streets, white supremacy still pervades our town: Racist monuments still loom over our public spaces. The institutions that govern us attack and persecute our community defenders. Our Black and low-income communities are struggling under a massive affordable housing shortage. Courts and jails continue to collaborate with ICE kidnappers. UVA has done nothing to make amends for its inaction last August, and continues to blame students for being targeted by neo-Nazi violence.
Join us. This will be an opportunity to come together. This will be a chance for us to learn from one another, and to honor our work in resisting racism and structural violence. We will grieve our communal losses. We will lift up our hopes for the future, and lift up the community and solidarity we have built in our struggles. Together, we are strong. Together, we can win.
Can’t make it in person? Want to support anti-racist activists in Charlottesville who are in the fight against white supremacy? Donate to the Charlottesville Community Resilience Fund: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/resilience-fund