Please join us for a “Black Youth Matter” Rally on February 28, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Freedom Wall (located directly in front of City Hall and beside the city’s amphitheater) on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, Virginia and a “Black Boys Matter” movie and discussion on Saturday March 1st, 2014 at the Charlottesville City Space (100 5th St NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902) at 10:00AM.

As we continue to witness what has transpired over the recent months with the murdering of our Black youth across the country, the widening of educational achievement gaps and the overall attitude of our youth, we cannot continue to sit back as if these things are not going on around us. The time for action is now. It’s time to show our youth that they matter. We must equip them with the tools that they need in order to survive.

We will not march just to yell.

We will not rally only for show.

We will not gather simply to say that we did so.

The time has come for us to equip our young men and women with the tools that they need in order to survive! We need the entire Central Virginia community to come out and help us. We have the tools, now we need YOUR help to get them in the hands of our youth. We cannot continue to talk, we must now act. Together, as one unit, we must show our youth they matter. Please help us in this task.

God bless you and thank you for your time.

Yours in the Movement,

Wes Bellamy
CTE Teacher, Albemarle High School
Helping Young People Evolve (H.Y.P.E.), Founder and Chairman
Young Black Professional Network of Charlottesville, President
100 Black Men of Central Virginia, Board of Directors

Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin
Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin