A network for the Latino Community in Charlottesville, Virginia

Community Events

Community Picnic

Join the City of Charlottesville Office of Human Rights, Sin Barreras, City Police and County Fire Department for an afternoon of family fun and games, taco trucks and helpful information! We wanna meet you!

When: Sunday, 10/8
Time: 4-6pm
Where: Jefferson School Field

For more information, call Sin Barreras at (434) 531- 0104 or the Office of Human Rights (434) 970-3023. To see flyer click here

CJ's Brown Bag Roundtable

Attend the CJ’s October Roundtable to network with other service providers, educators, non-profits, government agencies, businesses, and community members working with the Latino population. Share your Latino-oriented initiatives and services and discover new connections, solutions, and resources that benefit Latinos in and around Charlottesville.

When: October 25th, 2017

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Where: Northside Library, in the Meeting Room.

5K Run/Walk for Shelter

To wrap up Domestic Violence Awareness Month the Shelter for Help in Emergency will hold its 21st annual 5K Run/Walk for the Shelter. Registration price $25. 

When: Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Time: 8 a.m.

Where: The run/walk begins on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall.

Each participant receives a long sleeve cotton t-shirt and an opportunity to win one of our fabulous grab-bag prizes. 

Brown Bag Lunch Series

The brief educational presentations during the Lunch Bag series serve to highlight specific issues faced by domestic violence victims and their children. All are free and open to the public; we encourage you to bring your own lunch and take part in these informative discussions.

When: Each Wednesday during October

Time: 12 noon to 1 pm

Where: Shelter for Help in Emergency's Community Outreach Center.


Candlelight Vigil

Join the Shelter for Help in Emergency at the 27th annual Candlelight Vigil.

When: Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Time: 7pm

Where: Justice Park.

The Charlottesville Women’s Choir will be present to uplift and honor victims and survivors of domestic violence with their voices. A reading of names will take place for the 78 victims in our community who lost their lives to domestic violence since 1979.


  • Come out to: Dance Zumba!
  • Exercise your whole body!
  • Have fun with your whole family, the Latino Community, and UVA!

When: Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Time: 10 AM - 1 PM

Where: The UVA Amphitheater

Dance, play games, and have lunch together with us!

You’re invited by these UVA student groups:

Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America Movie Screening

Join us for a film screening of the renowned documentary Harvest of Empire:  The Untold Story of Latinos in America with author, producer, and Democracy Now's co-host Juan Gonzalez. The film will be followed by an interactive panel led by Mr. Gonzalez on how to be a part of this community's future. FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED!

When: October 13, 2017

Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Newcomb Theater

             180 McCormick Rd.

Free DACA Renewal Clinics

The Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC) and Sin Barreras, are offering free DACA renewal clinics in Charlottesville, Virginia.

If you are a current DACA recipient whose status and work authorization expire no later than March 5, 2018, you have until October 5, 2017 to apply for renewal. If your DACA and work authorization expires after March 5, 2018 or if you miss the October 5, 2017 filing deadline, the government will not renew your DACA status.

Charlottesville Classical Guitar Concert Series

Come to enjoy classical guitar music every month in Charlottesville. You will listen to preludes, suites, chansons, plus a premiere piece.

When:  October 5, 2017
Time: 7 PM
Where: The Haven 
           112 Market St., 
           Charlotteville, VA