Defenders in the News


Originally published in the Winter 2022 edition of the Virginia Defender, issue 67, printed February 3. Reproduced here for accessibility and archival purposes. To find other stories in the Winter 2022 issue or to download the full PDF, see this post. For the full web catalog, see our Full Issues page.

Richmond Free Press – In a Jan. 13 story about a City Council meeting, Joseph Rogers was quoted concerning the Confederate statues on Monument Avenue. Ana Edwards and Phil Wilayto were quoted raising concerns about how money is being spent on memorializing Shockoe Bottom. The paper’s Dec.16 edition ran a letter from Phil objecting to the way Gov. Northam had ordered the removal of Richmond’s Lee pedestal without consulting the community.

Richmond Times-Dispatch – Joseph was featured in a Dec. 3 column by Michael Paul Williams concerning his new position as the first manager of partnerships and community engagement at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture as that once pro-Confederate institution reshapes itself into a more inclusive teller of the Virginia story.

The Washington Post – Ana was quoted in a Dec. 11 story about the taking down of the Lee statue in Richmond.

Newsweek – Ana was quoted in a Dec. 30 story about Richmond’s Confederate statues.

IRIB News (official TV station of the Islamic Republic of Iran) – Along with antiwar activists Cindy Sheehan and Sara Flounders, Phil was featured in a news report about an Open Letter signed by 3,500 intellectuals from 47 countries demanding the lifting of sanctions on Iran.

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