Listen First in Charlottesville

  • 20 Apr 2018
  • 22 Apr 2018

Listen First in Charlottesville 
April 20-22

The Listen First Project encourages conversations that prioritize understanding the other and inspires hope for a stronger society one 'Listen First Pledge and Conversation' at a time. LFP drives the Listen First movement to mend the frayed fabric of America by bridging divides. 

Listen First in Charlottesville is a local, 3-day event bringing together speakers from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to talk and listen around the issues of healing and reconciliation in Charlottesville. For the full schedule and speaker list:

Friday, April 20, 6pm, Various locations, Free
Community Dinners in various locations are planned to bring people together to share a meal and conversation. For a schedule of dinners, visit

Friday, April 20, 8:30pm, The Haven, Free ticket required.
Concert by Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary.

Saturday, April 21, 1-5:30pm, Sprint Pavilion. Guaranteed seating requires a $3 ticket. General admission requires a free ticket.
A wide array of speakers will engage in conversations about Charlottesville's Historical Divisions and Fresh Wounds, Charlottesville Working to Heal and Progress, A Nation Divided, and Bridging Divides Across America. For a list of speakers, visit

Sunday, April 22, 1pm, The Haven, Free ticket required.
Donna Brazile, former Chair of the DNC and Michael Steele, former Chair of the RNC, "Finding Common Ground on Government’s Role in Bridging Racial Divides.”

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