Maupintown Media and VPM present the premiere of Raised/Razed, a documentary film about the life and history of Vinegar Hill, written and directed by Lorenzo Dickerson and Jordy Yager.
Raised/Razed takes us deep into one of Charlottesville’s oldest African American neighborhoods, charting the lives of residents over nearly a century as they built prosperity in the face of racially discriminatory policies at every level and a city government that saw them as the only thing between it and progress.
Bring a warm layer and join us for an outdoor screening at the Jefferson School, in the heart of Vinegar Hill. We will provide 200 chairs on a first-come first-served basis, so if you have a portable chair, we encourage you to bring it.
Doors open at 7pm, with food for purchase from Vegan Comfort Soul Food and Caked Up Cville. The film begins at 8pm, with a Q&A to follow at 9:15pm.
CAT buses are currently free to ride: Route 7, Route 9, and the Trolley all stop at W. Main Street and 4th St NW (4 minute walk)
The upper parking deck at the Jefferson School will be CLOSED for the screening. However, the lower parking deck at the Jefferson School will be open and can accomodate 100 vehicles on a first-come first-served basis. There is also free street parking along 4th St NW and West Main St.
There is paid parking at:
The Water Street parking garage: 200 E. Water St (10 minute walk)
The Water Street outdoor lot :100 E. Water St (9 minute walk)
The Market Street parking garage: 546 E. Market St (13 minute walk)
This event is free, but you must register on this site, and donations are strongly encouraged. Donations will be evenly divided among these 7 Black-led organizations: the Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP, the Public Housing Association of Residents (PHAR), African American Teaching Fellows (AATF), Vinegar Hill Magazine, the JSAAHC, 101.3 Jamz, and We Code Too.