Thursday, September 6, 2007

Charlottesville's Free Speech Monument

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Cville has it all! A huge chalkboard monument on the downtown mall allows you to express yourself for everybody in town, both old and young.

This is a great video, a time lapse film of The First Amendment Monument, the free speech chalkboard at the Charlottesville Downtown Mall. Film by Sasha Solodukhina, music by Dave Matthews:

Also we have the Beta Bridge at UVA. One of my fondest memories was when UVA students expressed themselves on the bridge, stating "Hoos For Hokies" to let Virginia Tech know that we are supporting them. Then later on Virginia Tech students painted a reply on the Beta Bridge stating "Thanks Hoos!"

Communication and expression are so important in our lives. If you don't have time to go to the chalkboard, express yourself here. Anonymous or quoted either one is fine. Please feel free to post on my blog about whatever.



Sean Tubbs said...

The Chalkboard also hosts a ton of events as well, many of which can be heard after the fact through the Charlottesville Podcasting Network.

But, being there is the best. On September 20, Coy Barefoot will be showing a slideshow based on his award-winning book The Corner.

Karen J. Kehoe said...

Thanks for posting Sean! I didn't know the Chalkboard hosted other events! Thanks for sharing, especially about Coy Barefoot's slideshow! It's great being able to share this information with the public!