Community & Culture,
History & Heritage
A day to recognize and celebrate Black culture and freedom
June 19, 2021
5:30 - 7PM
The First United Baptist Church
6188 Geo. Washington Memorial Highway
Sponsored by the Gloucester Union Relief Association,
Woodville Rosenwald School Foundation, and CircleUp
Rain or shine
Concessions available for a donation to
The First United Baptist Church's youth group.
Bring your lawn chair or listen to the presentation from your car.
This event will be simulcast on 102.7 FM.
*Three Rivers Health District will have Covid-19 vaccines available on site
for individuals ages 12 and older on a first-come-first-serve basis.
If not COVID immunized, please wear a mask and adhere to CDC social distancing guidelines.
Our Mission Statement
We are a progressive, nonpartisan group of citizens of the Middle Peninsula in the Commonwealth of Virginia, who are committed to the shared values of justice and stewardship.
To address ongoing social and environmental issues through education and coordinated action.
CircleUp is not aligned with any candidate or political party.
Hate Groups and
Do hate groups exist in Virginia and specifically the Middle Peninsula? Have individuals or groups been the target of hate crimes in our area? Is the public informed? What can citizens do to recognize and prevent hate crimes? These questions were addressed by our panel of experts during our May 13 discussion on this important topic. Guest panelist were:
Dr. James Nolan, Dept. Chair of Sociology and Anthropology at West Virginia University. Dr. Nolan worked as a unit chief in the FBI division that provided management oversight for the National Hate Crime Data Collection Program. He co-authored the textbook The Violence of Hate: Understanding Harmful Forms of Bias and Bigotry, now in its 4th Edition.
Thomas C. Bowen III, Commonwealth Attorney for Mathews County. Mr. Bowen has served as Mathews County's Commonwealth's Attorney since 2012.
Gabriel (Gabe) Morgan Sr., is currently serving his fourth four-year term as Sheriff of Newport News. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Sheriff's Association.
The entire discussion can be viewed on our facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/CircleUpMidPen/
An Open Invitation
CircleUp participants are encouraged to submit event and date information to CircleUp Steering Committee for our review and consideration as one of our public discussion events. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 333, Gloucester, VA 23061. Or, contact us via email: email@example.com
On The Topic of Hate
by Dr. Nolan