Listen First in Charlottesville
Presented by Bridge Alliance Education Fund
April 20–22, 2018
To support the progress of healing and reconciliation in Charlottesville.
To inspire America toward mending the frayed fabric of society by bridging divides with conversations that prioritize understanding the other.
Friday Evening, April 20th
Village Square will invite community members to host dinners at which diverse groups enjoy enriching conversation. Following dinner, the community will gather at The Haven for a concert by Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary.
Saturday Afternoon (1-5:30pm), April 21st at Sprint Pavilion
Listen First Project will host the main event featuring authentic Listen First Conversations among panels of local and national influencers as well as personal conversations amongst all attendees that both enhance understanding and spark ideas for action. Conversation topics will include:
Charlottesville's Historical Divisions and Fresh Wounds
Charlottesville Working to Heal and Progress
A Nation Divided
Bridging Divides Across America