Charleston Memorial

We gathered one year after the racial violence at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. We gathered to remember the victims and to come together in solidarity in prayer and song, standing up against racial violence in all our churches, schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods. The memorial service was supported by CARE Rockbridge in addition to local churches.

Clipping from the Lexington News-Gazette:

Orlando Vigil

Community Vigil  June 16, 2016 to commemorate the victims in Orlando and demonstrate solidarity and support for the LGBTQ community. This vigil was hosted by LGBTQA Rockbridge Alliance and supported by CARE.

From the Lexington News-Gazette, photo’s by Claudia Schwab.

Lexington Anti-Racism Rally

On March 21, 2016, the CARE Initiative organized our first event: an anti-racism rally in Lexington, Virginia to combat the distribution of KKK hate material earlier that month.

(Photo credits Conrad Matiuk)

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