If you’re sitting at a table outside a restaurant, you’re expected to buy something. That’s understood. But if you’re homeless and it’s a really hot day and the unused table is in the shade, you might think it wouldn’t be a big deal to rest there a bit.
RICHMOND TO PARTICIPATE IN AUG. 3 ‘NATIONAL DAY OF RESISTANCE’
Organizers with the education advocacy group Virginia Educators United have scheduled an “Education Equity Or Else Motor March” in Richmond for Monday, Aug. 3, to promote progressive reforms dealing with both public schools and the community at large.
RICHMOND ACTIVISTS PROTEST RESUMPTION OF EVICTION CASES
Dozens of housing activists gathered in downtown Richmond May 26 to protest the resumption of eviction cases by the city’s housing courts.
CATHY’S CAMP IS COMING DOWN
Cathy’s Camp, the tent city located outside Richmond’s cold weather shelter where scores of homeless people have lived since last August, is coming down.
HANDS OFF CATHY’S CAMP! AN INTERVIEW WITH BRIDGET WHITAKER WILLIAMS AND RHONDA SNEED
Cathy’s Camp is a tent city created in 2019 by homeless people in Richmond. The city wants to close it. In this interview, camp volunteers Bridget Whitaker Williams and Rhonda Sneed explain how the city, working with nonprofits, has been moving people from the camp to a hotel that they say is infested with bedbugs.
IS THERE A MASTER PLAN TO REMOVE THE POOR FROM RICHMOND? TWO INTERVIEWS AND A LOOK BEHIND THE ‘MASTER PLAN’
The Defender interviews a resident of Camp Cathy and the city official who sent the letter ordering it to be shut down, followed by a discussion of the developer who thinks Richmond needs to get rid of people who make less than $50,000 a year.
RICHMOND GAS WORKS CUSTOMERS GET BREAK ON BILLS
City of Richmond’s natural gas utility customers should see savings on monthly bill Beginning with their January utility bills, Richmond Gas Works customers should have seen a savings on their monthly natural gas bill.