Call for Unity Days event and program ideas

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Community members, organizations and groups are being called upon to propose event and programming ideas for Unity Days 2019.

The Unity Days Action Committee and Charlottesville officials say events will be taking place in May, June, July and August.

Completed proposal forms will be reviewed by a committee and be made available for public viewing.

Selected applicants will have the chance to expand on their submitted proposal with a three-minute presentation during a public meeting with the committee, which will be followed by a brief question and answer session with the panel.

Unity Days will be a series of events and programs that aim to educate, inspire and honor people in the community to move toward healing and unity while on a path of economic and racial justice.

Each month's Unity Day will have a specific theme. For May, that theme is on the community's history of race relations.

In June, the theme will be breaking down institutions of oppression and building approached to civically engaging the community to work toward economic and racial justice.

Then in July, it will be honoring the community and neighborhood activists who are making change.

Finally, in August, there will be four days of events focusing on education, honor, inspiration and remembrance.

Applicants are encouraged to use these monthly themes when planning their proposed events.

For more information and to apply, click on the link in the Related Links box.

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