Beloved Community Cville is a grassroots organization that provides resources, opportunities, and a platform for those working to create social change and equity within the Charlottesville area. Our initiatives inspire learning, increase awareness, and spark action within our community. Beloved Community Cville is about the power of embodying our values and highest ideals.
Elizabeth Shillue, Founder and Director
Photo credit: Eze Amos
Elizabeth Shillue’s dedication to anti-oppression work arises from her Quaker faith, professional background, and experience out on the streets during the Aug 12th Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville. Elizabeth’s entire work life has been with people who’ve been marginalized; first as a Social Worker and then as an activist and community organizer, working predominately within interracial circles. She has a BA in English, a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Arizona State University, and is certified as a meditation teacher.
Michael Cheuk, Assistant Director and Facilitator
Michael Cheuk, Photo Credit: Eze Amos
Michael Cheuk is one of the founding members of the Charlottesville Clergy Collective, an interfaith group of leaders committed to establishing, developing, and promoting racial unity within the faith leadership of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Region. Michael has also worked as a campus minister, and a pastor and interim minister at various churches in Virginia. He is an International Coaching Federation Associate Certified coach. He has provided consultation and facilitation services to CBFVa staff, BGAV Executive Board, churches, and organizations in Virginia.
NyShae’ Carter - Website Manager Don Gathers - Organizer Scott Hamler - Media Consultant/Producer Sharon Harris - Newsletter Editor & Social Media Manager