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November 20, 2017

A new petition, signed by over 8,000 people and just sent to Charlottesville’s City Council, asks Charlottesville to keep weapons out of rallies. The petition, found at https://diy.rootsaction.org/p/cville , reads:

“Make clear that in permits for any rallies in pub...

November 8, 2017

Exactly at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 99 years ago, people across Europe suddenly stopped shooting guns at each other. Up until that moment, they were killing and taking bullets, falling and screaming, moaning and dying. Then they stopped, on sche...

October 2, 2017

On Oct 2, 2017, 20 of us gave 4-minute TED talks in Charlottesville and I won, allowing me to give a TED talk at the upcoming November 3, 2017, event at Charlottesville's Paramount Theater. This was my 4-minute talk on "Why End War." #TedXCville 

Video by Wes Swanson.
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September 10, 2017

To my knowledge, and I very, very much hope I am wrong, this upcoming conference will be the very first environmental conference in the United States to take on the single gravest threat to the world’s natural environment and to the natural environment right here withi...

August 30, 2017

By Eze Amos Photograph  

Here in Charlottesville, Virginia, I like to point out that the rallies of racists are mostly imported from out of state. It’s tempting to relax comfortably on that assertion, and to reflect on how our great lord and master Thomas Jefferson...

March 21, 2017

Charlottesville, Va., City Council Monday evening, March 20, 2017, passed a resolution opposing President Donald Trump's budget proposal, which shifts funding to the military from many other programs. The draft resolution brought up for consideration reads as follows....

February 19, 2017

Trinity Episcopal Church is hosting a series of Wednesday evening programs during Lent.

After a soup supper, we will watch a podcast, “Faith and Race”—an interview series designed to help churches of all colors host constructive dialogue about faith, race, and the churc...

February 19, 2017

Last year Charlottesville lost another “drum major for justice.”  Bill was involved in peace, reconciliation, and justice work in Charlottesville and around the world.  He was the president of the Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice for many years....

February 9, 2017

Image by Eze Amos Photography 

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the city of Charlottesville, Va., city council has voted to remove an imposing statue of Robert E. Lee (and the horse he never rode in on) from Lee Park, and to rename and redesign the park.

The...

January 12, 2017

Thursday, Jan. 12, 7-9pm: Visiting Professor from VCU to lead Workshop 

SURJ Charlottesville (Standing Up for Racial Justice) presents  Archana A. Pathak, Ph.D of VCU who will lead a workshop on whiteness and racial justice, approaching the question: "Why do we need to...

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