Casa Alma is on a journey to promote peace, justice, and racial equity in the wider society and within our own community. We join with community partners to advance justice in the food system, to promote a living wage, to increase racial equity within the housing and education systems and to reform immigration policies. We have hosted roundtables on peace, non-violence, the history of race in Charlottesville and black and womanist theology.
In 2017, we participated in local racial justice demonstrations and nonviolent direct action trainings; we held support roles on August 11-12 during counterprotests to the white supremacist rallies. In 2018, we convened “Grappling with the Sin of Racism” for local Catholics and developed an introductory anti-racism series for local parishes.
Members of our community are engaged in Take ‘Em Down Cville to remove confederate monuments from public spaces. Our board and resident volunteers are undertaking an assessment of Casa Alma using an anti-racism tool from the excellent resource Recipes for the Beloved Community.
- Learn more! Explore this extensive list of resources from the Karen House Catholic Worker.
- “The difference between being not racist and being antiracist” Ted talk with Ibram X. Kendi.