The February 28, 2022 issue of the Updates and Announcements newsletter.
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.
The Winter 2022 edition of The Virginia Defender was published on February 3rd, 2022. For a full PDF of the issue, click here.
As part of our work, members of the Defenders have been published or quoted in news outlets. This is a list of where you can find that coverage. This issue’s segment includes the Richmond Free Press, Newsweek, and IRB News.
The case of Omari Al-Qadaffi, a housing rights activist hit with multiple charges stemming from a July 2020 anti-eviction protest, is now resolved.
A new Black-owned, woman-owned bookstore called The Book Bar will open in Richmond’s Shockoe Slip on Feb. 5.
The management of Southwood Apartments, a 1,296-unit complex in Richmond’s southside and the center of the city’s largest Latino/a neighborhood, is facing investigation. City inspectors have labeled two units uninhabitable.
A prisoner at Red Onion State Prison has died after being found unresponsive in his cell.