Immigrant communities in Virginia are facing unprecedented challenges, now greatly complicated by the COVID-19 crisis. Below is a list of some of the organizations that offer services to immigrants in the state.
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.
In this edition of News U Can Use: details on a free nurse hotline, free braille and audio books for the visually impaired, free legal services, and $35 attorney consultations.
This newspaper sent the list of questions below to all candidates for Richmond mayor and city council, asking for simple yes or no answers. We received 12 responses. The results appear below.
Many individuals and organizations have been concerned about how the city jail has been handling the threat of COVID-19. Recently there have been some major improvements in the number of active cases in the jail, but little has been done to address the issue of trust. The following is an open letter to Sheriff Irving.
There was palpable shock and sorrow at a public hearing as descendants of families buried at the Evergreen and East End cemeteries heard that human bones recovered near the Richmond cemeteries had likely been the victims of medical dissection.
International solidarity with this summer’s anti-racist rebellions, a global pandemic update, a look into the American military’s possible role in Mali’s coup, news on Nigeria’s ongoing anti-police-terror struggle, and the people of Bolivia victorious. All this and more in the Autumn 2020 international and antiwar update.
I visited a beautiful spot recently here in Richmond.