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The Virginia Defender
Established in 2005 as The Richmond Defender, The Virginia Defender is a free community newspaper, published quarterly for the Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality. Print distribution is 16,000 and statewide. The online publication launched in Summer 2020.
DEFENDERS’ SACRED GROUND HISTORICAL RECLAMATION PROJECT RESPONDS TO MAYOR STONEY’S ATTEMPT TO LEASE A SACRED GROUND SITE IN SHOCKOE BOTTOM TO H. LOUIS SALOMONSKY
On Sept. 19, the Richmond Times-Dispatch ran a story with the headline “Stoney seeks to lease to a developer a Shockoe Bottom parking lot that could sit atop slavery site.” In response to this development, the Defenders’ Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project wrote the following statement.
The first of a developing tsunami of public housing evictions are now sweeping through Creighton Court, home to hundreds of low-income, mostly African-American families in Richmond’s East End.
It was the end of September when the fences and barbed wire went up around Abner Clay Park, the 4-acre green space in the heart of Jackson Ward. That came as a surprise to at least one of the organizations that serves free meals there.
The small town of Pittsboro, N.C, has become a flashpoint in the ongoing battles over Confederate monuments.
In order to provide education regarding the pressing matter of the memorial park proposal, the Sacred Ground Project is organizing “Truth & Conciliation in the 400th Year: A Shockoe Bottom Public History Symposium,” to be held Saturday, December 7, 2019, at the Library of Virginia.
The League of Direct Action is an alliance which evolved out of a congruous relationship between organizations founded by prisoners who are residents in the Augusta Pre-Reentry Self-Governing Community to address deficiencies in our communities.