Charlottesville's 'Unity Days': two years since deadly violence at white supremacist rally

City still reflecting, healing after 2017 'Unite the Right' rally

By Ashley Curtis - Digital Content Producer

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - It's been two years since deadly violence broke out in Charlottesville during a white supremacist rally on Aug. 11-12 2017.

The city is hosting Unity Days 2019, which it said is a series of more than 80 events "designed to educate, inspire and honor people in our community to move towards economic and racial justice."

The events include a family-friendly block party, a concert, a resource fair, interactive art projects, an interfaith service and more.

There will be a photo exhibit on display during August and September that shows the faces of people who are working for racial and economic justice in the Charlottesville community.

City officials are working closely with law enforcement agencies on public safety preparations for the events, which they said will be a time of "healing and reflection."

The city is also hosting Q&A sessions to address any concerns over public safety at the events.

View a list of the Q&A sessions and a full list of events for Unity Days 2019 here.

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