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Charlottesville area events
Date11/29/2007 - 6:00pm
Friday, November 29, 2007 6:00 pm
Free Speech Wall,
Downtown Mall, Charlottesville
Greg Gelburd invites us all to join him in
silent protest of the current
There is power and strength in silence. The
march will consist of
walking on the downtown mall, without
placards, signs or voices,
once a week, from the free speech wall to
the Omni and back. A
ten minute walk. In silence, centering on
moving the world in the
right direction. Each week, on Friday at 6
PM. Please wear something white.
Greg Gelburd 979 4639
Date11/18/2007 - 7:00pm
U.Va Law School Asst. Prof. Deena Hurwitz will present a free public lecture/discussion entitled "Whose Rights? The Global Role of International Human Rights Today". The talk will be given at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church (TJMC) at 7 pm Sunday Nov. 18, 2007.
Prof. Hurwitz directs the Law School's Human Rights Program and the International Human Rights Law Clinic. Over the past few years she has worked in Afghanistan and Lebanon on clinical legal education and in Suriname on the rights of indigenous peoples.
This talk is part of TJMC's Faith in Action lecture series designed to focus on topics of community-wide interest in which citizens can become involved. Public parking is available in church parking lots.
Date11/15/2007 - 7:00pm
Please see the attached invitation.
The Charlottesville Area Progressives Society, or CH.A.P.S., is a grassroots organization striving to empower, enlighten and educate those who care about our democracy, environment and freedom, both local and global.
Although the issues surrounding us are serious, it shouldn't stop us from enjoying community while we help each other understand and become active in the world we live in. Some gatherings could include the watching of a documentary or special televised event always with discussion during and after. Depending on the day and time, we'll have a potluck and/or dessert.
Please join us for a night of presidential politics. Things are just now starting to get interesting. We think it’s important to stay informed and united in helping to bring a democratic president to the While House. Discussion and dessert (let the hosts know if you plan on bringing anything to share), before the debate which starts at 8:00.
RSVP James and Octavia Williams 434-977-8088
Charlottesville Area Progressive Society- CH.A.P.S.
Date11/29/2007 - 7:15pm
Description: On the final Thursday of every month, the Interfaith Pray for Peace Gathering welcomes people of all faiths, backgrounds, and beliefs to an inspired and inspiring flow of prayers, meditations and songs for peace. Sponsors: Interfaith Cooperation Circle of Central Virginia-URI; Gesher Center; Unity Church.
Date11/06/2007 - 7:00am
Exercise your right to vote and support peace and justice in the voting booth!!
Date11/07/2007 - 7:00pm
"Mountaintop Removal Mining
What are the real costs?"
Terry Lilley and Thomas Roberts will describe the devastation caused by this type of coal mining and explain what we can do to save the mountains.
Sponsored by the Blue Ridge and Piedmont Groups of the Sierra Club.
Date11/16/2007 - 6:00pm
Don’t Miss VOP’s Social Justice Bowl IV
Please join us for a soup and bread supper. Then take your bowl, donated by a local potter, home. Tickets cost $25 each and may be purchased at Quest Bookstore, Timberlake’s Drug Store or at the VOP office, 703 Concord Avenue. Tickets will not be sold at the door to ensure that everyone gets a beautiful bowl. Please call Sally for more information at 434-984-4655 x.229.
Part of the beauty of VOP is that VOP encourages the participation of those who have traditionally had little voice in our society, and builds relationships with diverse individuals and groups. The Social Justice Bowl is a community building event as well as a fundraiser, but many who would like to attend cannot afford the $25. Please consider becoming a SPONSOR by donating an extra $25-200, so one to eight others can attend the Social Justice Bowl.
Date11/05/2007 - 7:00pm
A coalition of UVa groups presents nine films on human rights issues around the world. Politics Professor Michael Smith will kick off the festival during the first film with a discussion on human rights and the importance of documentation. Come learn about a wide range of situations in screenings around grounds, each followed by discussions with faculty speakers! For more information, email email@example.com or check out www.uvahumanrights.com for descriptions of each film and the following presentations. All screenings are free!
Mon Nov. 5, 7 PM Minor 125: "The Devil Came on Horseback" (Darfur)
Tues Nov. 6, 7 PM Minor 125: "Lumo" (DRC)
Weds Nov. 7, 7 PM Newcomb Theater: "Cocalero" (Argentina)
Thurs Nov. 8, 7 PM Clark 107: "Hot House" (Israel)
Sun Nov. 11, 7 PM Clark 107: "Enemies of Happiness" (Afghanistan)
Mon Nov. 12, 7 PM Cabell 138: "The City of Photographers" (Chile)
Tues Nov. 13, 7 PM Cabell 345: "A Lesson of Belarusian" (Belarus)
Weds Nov. 14, 7 PM Newcomb Theater: "The Unforeseen" (America)
Thurs Nov. 15, 8 PM Maury 209: "Suffering and Smiling" (Nigeria)
Cosponsored by: Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine, Students Taking action Now: Darfur, La Alianza, Amnesty International, OFFscreen, Organizatoin for African Sudents, Afghan Student Association
With support from: Arts & Sciences Council and University Programs Council
Date11/18/2007 - 2:30pm
First public showing of this movie in Nelson County. Free admission with a follow-up discussion and an opportunity to DO SOMETHING to help provide "Healthy Health Care for All" in Nelson County and beyond. Seating limited - reservation suggested. Contact Ed Pearson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-361-2597.
Date11/03/2007 - 10:00am
Dangerous times in Virginia:
Several counties in Virginia have conducted
biased studies of the
impacts of illegal immigration and come to
- Anti-immigrant legislation in Prince
William County is being looked at as
a model by other local governments.
- The Virginia General Assembly is now
beginning its own study of the
impacts of illegal immigration.
- Among the measures being proposed at the
state government level is the
construction of a new immigrant detention
Exciting times in Virginia:
- In Prince William County, a group called
Mexicanos Sin Fronteras, is
actively organizing against the
anti-immigrant legislation there. Their
labor day weekend march drew a crowd of
over 7,000 people.
- Similar groups are organizing in Loudoun
Charlottesville, Tidewater and others parts
of the state.
- The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
recently voted in favor of a
positive resolution regarding the impacts
of immigrants in the county.
Together We Can Create Change
Come to Charlottesville and spend a day
talking and working with others
who are concerned with justice for
immigrants. During our time together we
- Hear reports on what groups are doing
around the state.
- Get an update on immigrant legislation at
local, state and national
- Decide how to work together during the
year to come.
By coordinating our efforts, we can
increase our impact on the Virginia
General Assembly, better prepare ourselves
to address federal immigration
and show people across the state the many
positive contributions that
immigrants make to life in Virginia.
The people, united will never be defeated!
Sponsored by The People United
For more Information:
English - (434) 906-0421
Spanish - (434)245-9503 email@example.com
(e-mail for bi-lingual flyer)
English - (434) 906-0421
Spanish - (434)245-9503