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Showing posts from October, 2017


The newly formed Coalition for Accountability held a MARCH FOR ACCOUNTABILITY on Tuesday, Oct. 10, the 217th anniversary of the execution of the great slave rebellion leader Gabriel at the Town Gallows in Shockoe Bottom. We multiply our individual strengths by supporting each other in our various struggles and call for ACTION and ACCOUNTABILITY from our city leaders! The march began at 6 p.m. at the Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue and headed to the Devil’s Half Acre in Shockoe Bottom, where community leaders addressed the current issues facing our people today: Take Down the Confederate Statues      & Build the Shockoe Bottom Memorial Park! Fix the Schools! Expand Public Transit! Hands Off Public Housing! Fight for $15! Hands Off Immigrants! LGBTQ Rights! No Pipelines! Serve the People! For a full report, see the Autumn 2017 issue of The Virginia Defender.