Listen First in Charlottesville
Presented by Bridge Alliance Education Fund
April 20–22, 2018
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.
Keynotes & Event Hosts
Conversation: Charlottesville's Historical Divisions and Fresh Wounds
Conversation: Charlottesville Working to Heal and Progress
Remarks on Charlottesville
Conversation: A Nation Divided
Conversation: Bridging Divides Across America
Remarks on America
Friday, April 20th, 6pm, various locations
Village Square & Connect Cville Challenge invite you to host or attend diverse Charlottesville Dinners.
Friday, April 20th, 8:30pm, The Haven
Concert by Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary.
Saturday, April 21st, 1-5:30pm, Sprint Pavilion
Listen First Conversations which prioritize understanding 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 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.
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.
Playback Theatre Virginia, 11am-12pm, Live Arts
Audience generated true stories enacted by actors and musicians. A Fundraiser for Listen First Project.
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.”