no uvas

We condemn the hate groups and white nationalists who brought bigotry and violence to the city of Charlottesville today, and more generally, to the forefront of public discourse.  

The incident whereby a car deliberately plowed through a crowd of people should be cited for what it is: domestic terrorism. Our thoughts go out to the many victims of today’s unspeakable horrors. 

We must stand together against hatred with the utmost strength and vigor. I encourage those reading this to get informed and get involved. There are safe ways to do so, and we mustn’t let fear silence us. 

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” - Martin Luther King Jr. 

nytimes Thousands of people gathered on the @uva campus in #Charlottesville last night in the glow of candlelight, striking a peaceful contrast to the torches wielded by white supremacists on Friday. The vigil was largely organized by word of mouth, and its leaders strove to keep the plans off social media. The result: a warm gathering that provided some small measure of relief to a college town left in turmoil by the weekend’s events. The marchers — many of them college students — retraced the steps of Friday’s march. But instead of torches and racist chants, they carried candles and sang songs of peace. A student read Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise,” and the group concluded by singing “Amazing Grace” and the “The Good Old Song,” the university’s traditional alma mater. The vigil capped off a quiet day of community grieving in Charlottesville, coming hours after a memorial for #HeatherHeyer, the woman who was killed on Saturday.