See below for a great Twitter thread by Dr. Cameron Webb (D-VA05) on the third anniversary of the “white supremacist attacks in Charlottesville,” and on “how we continue healing & rooting out hatred & inequity from all of our communities.”
1/ To me, August 12, will always be a day to honor the brave Americans who stood up against white supremacist attacks in Charlottesville back in 2017. Those who literally fought to defend our commitment to America’s promises and the process of becoming a more perfect Union. #A12
2/ I think of Heather Heyer, who lost her life on A12. I think of her mother, Susan Bro, who said: ‘I want you to pay attention, find what’s wrong. Don’t ignore it, don’t look the other way. You make a point to look at it, and say to yourself, what can I do to make a difference?’
3/ Today—& every day—let’s put in the work to honor those words. We must support those in Charlottesville still fighting for justice, for equity, & for opportunity.
4/ Jefferson School Foundation @JSAAHC – an organization dedicated to preserving and sustaining the Jefferson School as a vibrant and meaningful community resource.
5/ Congregate C’Ville @CongregateVille – Charlottesville Anti-Racist Organizing Fund: a fund to support Black & Brown leadership, provide resources to Black & Brown organizers and artists, & much more.
6/ Public Housing Association of Residents (PHAR): PHAR works to educate and empower low-income residents to protect and improve our own communities through collective action
7/ Cultivate Charlottesville – Food Justice Network Fund: a collective of 35 orgs working to building racial equity & health and food security through education, organizing, & advocacy
8/ Legal Aid Justice Center @LegalAidJustice: an organization providing legal services & leading campaigns to ensure equal and accessible justice for everyone by dismantling systems that create & perpetuate poverty
9/ The Fountain Fund @fountain_fund: an organization helping recently released, formerly incarcerated, individuals legitimately overcome their financial barriers & get resettled in their communities
10/ C’ville STEM: A fundraiser to increase STEM engagement in URM/POC communities in CVille, which face worsening disparities as a result of COVID. The $ raised provides home STEM box supplies for 1500-2100 kids