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Listen First in Charlottesville

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Sprint Pavilion

700 East Main Street

Charlottesville, VA 22902

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  • To support the continued healing and reconciliation in Charlottesville.

  • To inspire America toward mending our frayed social fabric by bridging divides with conversations that prioritize understanding.

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Friday, April 20th, 6pm, various locations

Village Square & Connect Cville Challenge invite you to host or attend diverse Charlottesville Dinners. Register at ConnectCville.org or contact liz@villagesquare.us.

Friday, April 20th, 8:30pm, The Haven

Free concert by Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary.

Saturday, April 21st, 1-5:30pm, Sprint Pavilion

Listen First Conversations which prioritize understanding the other among panels of local and national influencers as well as personal conversations amongst all attendees that both enhance understanding and spark ideas for action, followed by inspiring keynotes. Conversation topics will include:

  • Charlottesville's Historical Divisions and Fresh Wounds
  • Charlottesville Working to Heal and Progress
  • A Nation Divided
  • Bridging Divides Across America

Sunday, April 22nd, Listen First partner events

Living Room Conversations, 9-10:45am, Homewood Suites

Structured small group conversations that promote stronger understanding and relationships across differences. Capacity: 48

United Citizen Power, 11am-12:45pm, Homewood Suites

Learn key skills, tips and tricks for maximizing the real world impact of your conversations. Gain skills for: getting people with diverse backgrounds and viewpoints to the table, navigating challenging topics, creating an after-conversation action plan and sustaining engagement over time. Capacity: 48

James Madison's Montpelier, 10am-12:30pm, Montpelier

A special tour of the award-winning exhibition, "The Mere Distinction of Colour," followed by a facilitated dialogue about race, history, and culture. Capacity: 40. Register here.

Playback Theatre Virginia, 11am-12pm, Live Arts

Audience generated true stories enacted by actors and musicians. Capacity: 40.

Common Ground Committee, 1-3pm, The Haven

Former Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile and former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele in conversation on “Finding Common Ground on Government’s Role in Bridging Racial Divides.” Capacity: 350

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Sprint Pavilion

700 East Main Street

Charlottesville, VA 22902

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