Talking Tavola + Inspiring Us to Collective Responsibility


(Pictured l to r: Michael KeavenyTracy Howe)

We spoke with chef Michael Keaveny about the Tavola phenomenon, exploring his unique vision and the inspiration behind the wildly successful rustic Italian spot in Charlottesville. We also had a thought-provoking and inspiring conversation with Tracy Howe, musician, activist, and founder of Restoration Village Arts on justice and what can be done during these harrowing times.


Michael Keavney is the executive chef and owner of Tavola in Charlottesville. We discussed his unique vision and the inspiration behind the wildly successful rustic Italian spot in the Belmont neighborhood in Charlottesville.

Tracy Howe is a recording artist, activist, and founder of Restoration Village Arts on her music and the connection between beauty and justice. She inspired us with her thoughts about cultivating humanity and the notion of "Collective Responsibility." We heard about the work Restoration Village Arts does fighting against systems of oppression and for racial justice, eco-justice, queer justice, and borderlands justice.


Tracy Howe
Restoration Village Arts

What to do Now to Combat Family Separation
Many ways to help are listed here:
"How You Can Fight Family Separation at the Border" - Slate article, co-authored by Dahlia Lithwick. It is updated regularly.

Call or visit these sites
International Rescue Committee

Head of Health and Human Services (HHS) overseeing all of this, Alex Azar, former pharmaceutical executive: 202-690-7000

Call your congressperson, United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121

In Virginia call:
Senator Tim Kaine (202) 224-4024 or 540-682-5693
Senator Mark Warner 202-224-2023 or 540-857-2676
Gov Ralph Northam 804-786-2211
Attorney General Mark Herring 804.786.2071

Call regarding the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center a detention center.
Bob Goodlatte 540.885.3861 (Va's 6th District Congressman which includes Staunton). The AP reported abuses are happening there. Read the story: "Governor orders probe of abuse claims by immigrant children"

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