Thursday, November 19, 2009

Join the Dialogue

From Assistant City Manager Maurice Jones:

Dear friend,

Just a few hours of your time can change Charlottesville forever. The City's Dialogue on Race initiative aims to engage Charlottesville area residents from all walks of life in a thoughtful, constructive discussion of race relations.

By utilizing the study circle model of dialogue, the initiative will increase the understanding of our historical and cultural differences as we work toward a more united future.

Each small group will include 10-12 people and two trained volunteer facilitators. The small groups will meet six times over a two month period beginning in January of 2010, during which they will get to know each other, identify racial barriers that currently exist in our community and provide possible solutions to those issues.

We need everyone from every segment of our community to participate in this project. Join the Dialogue on Race either as a participant or volunteer facilitator by registering online at or by requesting a hard copy form by calling 434-970-3101.

And please join us at the Dialogue on Race Kick-Off event at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center at Charlottesville High School on Saturday December 5th from 10:00 a.m. to noon to learn more about this exciting project.

1 comment:

Greg Allen said...


I just completed the registration form, as I just found out about this event from your blog. I had been doing some internet research on C'ville homeless when I came across your blog.

Here is a video that may be of interest, as any sense of Unity, including Racial Unity, begins with OneSelf, and has little if anything to do with the past.