October 2018
Our CJ Website is fully bilingual again! Take a look!
Bring out your calendars!
October just began and is already filling up with activities, trainings and more!
CJ Programming
Our September Latinx Leadership Group Meeting was a huge success! Weren't able to make it? No problem! Join us for this month's meeting on Wednesday, October 17th at CNE from 5:30-8:00pm.
It's never too late to join!

¡Nuestra reunión del Grupo de Liderazgo Latinx de septiembre fue un gran éxito! ¿Te perdiste la reunión? ¡No hay problema! Únase a nosotros para la reunión de este mes el miércoles 17 de octubre en CNE de 5: 30-8: 00pm. ¡Nunca es demasiado tarde para unirte!

Please email Karina A Monroy with any questions.
Community Events
C'ville Sabroso 2018
October 7th
C'Ville Sabroso has been rescheduled to take place
THIS SUNDAY OCTOBER 7th from 12-8pm at IX Art Park!
Join in on the celebration of Latino culture!
AHS Latinx Club Relay Race!
October 6th
Albemarle High School's Latinx Club is hosting a Halloween/costume relay race on October 6 from 10 am - 2 pm to raise funds for the club this year! Sign up with a team of five to participate, or come to watch and enjoy delicious food from all over Latin America, learn a new dance, or get your face painted! Entry is $7.

¡Latinx Club de AHS organizará una carrera de relevos el tema sera disfraces de Halloween la fecha será el 6 de octubre de 10 am a 2 pm para recaudar fondos para el club este año! Regístrese con un equipo de cinco personas para participar, o venga a ver y disfrutar de la deliciosa comida de toda América Latina, aprenda un nuevo baile o ¡píntese la cara! La entrada general es $ 7.
Professional and Personal Development
Race Matters:
How to Effectively
Talk About Race.

CAVA has joined forces with the Community Mental Health & Wellness Coalition, The Women’s Initiative and City of Charlottesville Social Services and Human Services departments to discuss the foundational principles for racial sensitivity and awareness. This training will serve as a foundation for racial awareness and sensitivity for the behavioral health and social service workforce. Day one of the training is for clinicians and counselors, and day two is for non-direct services staff and the general public. Space is limited.

  When: November 1st & 2nd
Where: Omni Charlottesville Hotel, 212 Ridge McIntire Road.
Racial Awareness
Support Group

CAVA will be leading group sessions for
the community to encourage conversations and dialogue about race in a safe and therapeutic way.

Understanding and managing privilege
and subjugated positions as it relates to day to day interactions in the community, workplace, and social situations.

When: October 16th, 6-7:30pm
Where: CAVA Charlottesville Office
335 Greenbriar Dr. Suite 206 
Charlottesville, VA 

Grupo para Madres Latinas
Group for Latina Mothers

Thursdays at the Northside Library from 10-11:30am
For more information please contact Varinia Anderson at
434.872.0047 ext. 123
October Latinx Spotlight:
Alexandra Maldonado
By Karina A Monroy
This month I got to interview Alexandra Maldonado! She is a 10th grader at Albemarle High School as well as an active CJ Latinx Leadership Group member. From organizing a charity car wash to starting her high school Latinx Club, this young lady is showing Charlottesville that the Latinx youth of her generation are here to bring change to our community.

Karina: Could you state your name, age, where you are from and where you go to school?

Alexandra: My name is Alexandra Maldonado I am 16 years old and I was born in Michoacán Mexico. I am in my second year of high school at Albemarle high school.

K: Could you tell us a little bit about the Latinx Club you helped start at AHS. What was the motivation and how did you form?

A: This year I wanted to start a club at my school where Latinx students could feel safe and not be afraid to speak their mind, so a couple of teachers helped me out to achieve this goal and that's how we formed AHS Latinx club.

K: What are some future events or plans for the club?

A: At the moment we are working on a fundraising event to collect money to be able to buy our shirts. My future plan is the expand this club throughout the school in the country and city.

K: What are some other goals you have?

A: My goal is to be able to help out struggling Latinx members and be able to make a career out of it. 

K: What do you love about being in Latinx Club? And what message would you like to share with other Latinx people your age?

A: The reason I like to be a Latinx member is because I feel free to express myself and not feel judged or discriminated. My whole life I’ve felt like I was left out for coming from a different country, that right now has a lot of controversial issues because of political rumors that have spread and I want to show people that we aren’t criminals but instead good honorable people. I want everyone in the Latinx community to be free and stop being scared.

K: Lastly, what is your favorite thing to do in Charlottesville?

A: My favorite thing to do in C'ville is go to Carter’s mountain. It has a view and a good vibe it brings. It's peaceful. 
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