We are saddened and stand in utter disbelief about the events that have transpired over the weekend in Charlottesville. White supremacy and racism have no place in our community.
We stand in opposition to intolerance, hatred, and bigotry of all forms.
Charlottesville is a lovely community that did not deserve the hatred that was unleashed here this weekend.
The town—known locally as C-Ville—is a progressive, tolerant, welcoming, small city, nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
If you’ve been to edUi in recent years, you’ve likely seen this wonderful place first-hand. And maybe it holds a special place in your heart the way it holds one in ours.
Our beloved small town is reeling today. Emotions are raw and most people still do not know what to make of the events this weekend. How do you move forward from a display of such violence? How do you walk the streets where people dodged tear gas, were beaten, run over, where someone died?
But move forward is what we do. In that sense we truly are a progressive city. Charlottesville’s bright light is exactly what attracted these groups to the area in the first place.
And that light won’t be snuffed out. Charlottesville is as strong as ever. Its residents are as friendly and welcoming as they’ve ever been. There is no room for hate in this community.
We love Charlottesville.
We LOVE Charlottesville.
WE LOVE CHARLOTTESVILLE.
If You Want to Help
And right now #Charlottesville needs that love.
If you’d like to help, please consider making a gift to Unity Cville to benefit the victims of this weekend’s violence.
edUi is committed to inclusion, diversity, and a safe conference experience for everyone. Please read our Conference Code of Conduct.
TLDR? Here’s the gist: edUi is dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. In short, be nice.
We hope to see you in September, stronger, better, and more resilient than ever.