Thursday, June 1, 2017
During the upcoming UNAC Conference, Stop the Wars at Home and Abroad! there will be a Juneteenth action on the final day, Sunday, June 18th, to help a national audience understand the significance of the site and its history and expand support for the Community Proposal for a Shockoe Bottom Memorial Park.
We'd love to have you experience this national conference. This is the fourth one held since its founding in 2010, and the first time it has been hosted in the South. You will meet a range of people from organizations around the country all opposed to wars, and all who believe that a people-centered society is preferable to a profit-centered society. Learn how our domestic struggles are related to or shared by people in countries directly affected by U.S. foreign policies.
Registration is just $35 for the weekend ($15 for students or those with low income). Check out details at the website: www.UNACconference2017.org.
Transportation provided for conference participants who physically cannot make the walk. Please let us know by Saturday if you need transportation.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Just in case you weren't sure how the Defenders' have long felt about this issue:
The Richmond Defender - January 13, 2007
Here is some very recent coverage on the issue of the statues on Monument Avenue:
Smithsonian Magazine - May 18, 2017 - Kevin M. Levin
Richmond Magazine - May 17, 2017 - Lauranett Lee
Richmond Times Dispatch - February 17, 2017 - Michael Paul Williams
Monday, May 1, 2017
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