Your Call: How has the deadly white supremacist rally changed Charlottesville?

Sep 4, 2017


Three weeks after the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, how are residents coping?

Citizens accuse city officials of failing to arrest individuals responsible for the violence, which left over 33 injured. Heather Heyer was killed after a car plowed into a group of peaceful marchers. The community is holding town halls to discuss a range of issues, including accountability, trauma, and racism. We’ll speak with citizens who were directly affected by this tragedy.

Guests:

Rev. Traci Blackmon, executive minister of Justice & Witness Ministries of The United Church of Christ

Corey Long, life-long resident of Charlottesville and a caregiver for the elderly

Ben Doernberg, spokesperson for March to Confront White Supremacy

Web Resources:

The March to Confront White Supremacy 

The Root: Interview: How Corey Long Fought White Supremacy With Fire

The New York Times: As White Nationalist in Charlottesville Fired, Police ‘Never Moved’

Politico: Virginia received DHS warning before Charlottesville rally

Democracy Now: Survivor of White Supremacist Attack in Charlottesville: There's No Question, This was Terrorism