As our environment continues to grapple with the pandemic and social inequities arising from institutional racism, we invite you to honor Pride month as a time to re-imagine the ways we can connect nonprofits, volunteers, donors, and the community to one another in the Central Virginia region.
“This is not about preserving or erasing history it is about acknowledging it.” said Charlottesville parent Laura Sirgany. “I can tell you that the Black and Brown youth of this community suffer the trauma of the legacy of the people whose names are borne out on this library system.”
The long awaited approval of a COVID-19 vaccine for young children comes as a relief to many parents, especially as more young children are becoming sick with the newer variants of COVID-19.
“Rather than busting people’s heads, we’re looking for ways to have more community based policing,” said Charlottesville Mayor Lloyd Snook.
A ruling on Roe v. Wade is expected from the Supreme Court by the end of June or early July. If it’s overturned, states will be able to restrict or allow abortion.
June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month nationally. This month was chosen because in June 1969 there was an “uprising” at the Stonewall Inn in NY, that sparked a liberation movement.
“They would rather conspire to oust me than dismantle or confront violent individuals in CPD and still in city government,” RaShall Brackney told the press. She’s asking for $10 million in damages.
Set to launch in the coming weeks, The Drop allows parents who have extra breast milk to share it with parents and babies in need.
“If it weren’t for Premier Circle, I’d be homeless,” said Sunshades, a shelter guest.
Charlottesville City Council will apply for funding. It has budgeted to rebuild Buford Middle School but hasn’t yet budgeted for the overhaul of Walker Elementary.