White Feather Project

In August 2017, Charlottesville experienced a public protest marked by violence and hatred that resulted in the death of one woman, injuries to dozens of peaceful protesters and emotional trauma to untold numbers of residents. Sadly, the “Unite the Right” rally was only the most recent manifestation of white supremacy and racial oppression in this historic city.

The Patricia Jones Turner, a minister and retired social worker who was raised at Trinity Episcopal Church, created the White Feather Educational and Historical Project to inspire cultural responses to historical oppression and its harmful implications. Trinity hosts an ongoing series of White Feather Project workshops and other activities that address privilege, power and control, as well as topics related to discrimination, including the impact of desegregation. These programs are made possible by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation's Heal Charlottesville Fund.

We invite you to visit the White Feather Project website to learn about its mission and find out about upcoming events. Announcements of White Feather Project activities are also included in Trinity's weekly e-newsletter, Trinity NOTES. You may sign up for our newsletter using the subscription form at the bottom of this page.

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