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Racial Myth & Memory I

A Charlottesville Case Study

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Are you...

  • excited to connect with other curious minds in community?
  • a history buff? an architecture aficionado? an educator?
  • intrigued to learn more about intersections of race, power, politics, and culture in U.S. history?
  • eager to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Central Virginia–and the drive between the Triangle and Albermarle County?
  • happy to relax while others take care of all the logistical details?

Through five site visits we'll explore three themes as a lens on the powerful weight of race in Charlottesville--and in our country

  • enslaved communities and three early presidents
  • African-Americans and the University of Virginia 
  • the Robert E. Lee statue and violent 2017 Unite the Right Rally of white supremacists

This Fall 2023 weekend experience is open to individuals within and beyond the CFS community, including educators in schools and colleges as well as Friends meeting members and other interested adults.

The trip is a natural optional companion to the Summer 2023 Beloved Community Journey and the Spring 2024 Racial Myth & Memory: A Wilmington Case Study.

Be educated. Be challenged. Be inspired. By where we go, by what we learn, by whom we encounter--and by your fellow travelers.

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Until we reckon with history, we’re not going to be free. I think there’s something better waiting for us that we can’t get to until we talk honestly about our past. 

Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, Montgomery; Author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption