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2nd Shockoe Alliance Public Meeting

The City of Richmond is seeking your input about the future of historic Shockoe Bottom. To its credit, the City is asking, “What are your BIG IDEAS?” To answer the City’s question --  now , while Shockoe’s small area plan is being written by the City’s Department of Planning and Development – public advocacy is needed to promote the community-generated concept for the  Shockoe Bottom Memorial Park . That is an expansive memorial park that marries preservation, commemoration, education, and equitable revitalization at a scale proportionate to Shockoe Bottom’s nationally significant heritage. On July 17 the City convened its second public meeting about Shockoe’s small area plan. The meeting room was full of community members. After brief remarks, the community members engaged in dynamic conversations at facilitated tables in the too-noisy room. The City’s goal for the meeting was a public discussion about how to physically implement big-picture themes like “history and cultur


UN MENSAJE DE LOS DEFENSORES A NUESTRAS HERMANAS Y HERMANOS EN LAS COMUNIDADES INMIGRANTES DE VIRGINIA: Este domingo, 14 de julio, la agencia ICE planea realizar redadas en 10 ciudades principales de los Estados Unidos. No sabemos si esto también sucederá en Richmond, pero siempre es mejor estar preparado. Puede encontrar información sobre sus derechos en: Además, el grupo activista ICE Out of RVA opera una línea directa de "ICE Watch" en: 804-453-2122. Y aquí hay una noticia acerca de las redadas:…/politics/ice-families-deport.html… En solidaridad, Los Defensores de Virginia A MESSAGE FROM THE DEFENDERS TO OUR SISTERS & BROTHERS IN VIRGINIA'S IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES: This Sunday, July 14, the ICE agency is planning to hold raids in 10 major U.S. cities. We don’t know if this will also happen in Richmond, but it’s always best to be prepared. You can find Information ab