Welcoming Greater Charlottesville


A growing number of places recognize that being welcoming leads to prosperity. Welcoming Greater Charlottesville is part of the Welcoming America network, which provides a roadmap to become more inclusive toward immigrants and all residents.
In the 21st century, the strongest communities will be ones where all people can take part in economic, civic, and social life. These places show it is possible to go beyond fear and build a bright future for all.

All Hands On Deck


“The All Hands On Deck project was the result of a chance meeting of Damon Davis and Michael Skolnik, Editor-In-Chief of GlobalGrind. Recently in St. Louis, Davis and Skolnik met during at a session with St. Louis activist and national activists, like Harry Belafonte and others. The two started conversing and brainstorming about ideas, and from that came this project.”

“I tell stories that speak to the human experience. The hands you see are images I have captured of people who have shaped and upheld this movement. The peoples movement. It is our right — to be seen, to be heard…to be validated. It is our collective responsibility. The “All Hands On Deck” project is an ode to that diverse collective dedicated to protecting our human rights, no matter race, age or gender. ‘All Hands On Deck’ is our charge – a call of action to stand with those who stand for us all.”

– Damon Davis