On Sept. 21, the Richmond Peace Education Center co-sponsored an event in Richmond’s Monroe Park with the League of United Latin American Citizens, ReEstablish Richmond, and other immigrant and social justice advocacy organizations.
UPDATE ON ABBIE
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has rescinded a nearly $300,000 fine it had threatened to levy against Abbie Arevalo-Herrera, a Central American immigrant who has been living in the basement of the First Unitarian Church of Richmond since June of 2018. The fine was for violation of a deportation order.
YES, YOU CAN FIGHT ICE!
They say you can’t fight City Hall, but how about ICE? A group of mostly women in the Richmond area are showing that you can.
CONNECT THE DOTS: I CAN STILL SEE
An opinion piece from Queen Nzinga.
IN OUR OPINION: RICHMOND DOES SOMETHING GOOD
This issue of The Virginia Defender hits the streets Oct. 28, just after National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (Oct. 20-26). We’re glad to see that Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney has taken the opportunity to use this week to help spread awareness in the city about the dangers of lead poisoning, especially to young children.
ANTI-RACISTS TARGET UDC’s 125th ANNIVERSARY
Nearly 40 anti-racist activists – Black, Latinx, Asian and white – gathered today in Richmond for a demonstration outside the national headquarters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Their lead banner boldly proclaimed the reason for the protest: “UDC: Celebrating 125 Years of Racist Lies!”
17TH ANNUAL GABRIEL GATHERING REAFFIRMS DETERMINATION TO STRUGGLE FOR RECLAMATION
The night was chilly and the forecast was for possible showers, but more than 50 people still showed up to honor the memory of Gabriel, the Richmond revolutionary who led a massive effort to end slavery in Virginia and was executed on Oct. 10, 1800, at the site of Richmond’s African Burial Ground.