The comment period on hypocritical anti-abortion TRAP regulations is open.
Supporting Prisoners and Acting for Radical Change (SPARC) is raising money to by a passenger van to transport families and friends to visit their loved ones in prison.
Hip Hop from the Hilltop, the folks that bring us WMMT’s Calls from Home for Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee Inmates, are having a fund drive.
Keep Chris Dorsey out of your organizing attempts and spaces. This is a one-time run of the message, though there will be reminders in the event of future incidents.
9am: Ashley Williams’ Trial: Court Support Needed
4-6pm: Community Gardening at Main Library
4-6pm: “Hand Poked Tattoos with Kristina Pham,” Richmond Free School class
4:30-6pm: Community Organizing Workshop with Tami Sober
4:30-6pm: “High Stakes Testing Forum: From National to Local.”
7-8pm: Richmond School Board Meeting 2
7-8:30pm: “Sharing Our Stories: Violence within and against LGBTQ Communities of Color” Only LGBTQ people of color may attend.
7-9pm: WMMT’s Calls from Home for Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee Inmates
Part 3 of “Poetry: Alive and Accessible and Awesome with Julie Glover”
8:30am-4pm: Free Dental Care with Richmond Smiles, St. Augustine Church
3:30-7pm: Byrd Farmer’s Market
7-8:30pm: Citizens Standardized Testing Group meeting
8am-4pm: Free Dental Care with Richmond Smiles, Bon Secours Community Hospital
12-1pm: “Mission San Xavier del Bac in Arizona, History and Art”: Lunch Break Science
12-1pm: Richmond Public Library Board Meeting
2-3:30pm: Nutrition Club Meeting at Hull Street Library
10-11pm: Women-Only Bike Ride
8am-4pm: Free Dental Care with Richmond Smiles at Ramsey Memorial Church
4-8pm: Sign Making Party and Potluck for March Against Monsanto
5:30-6:30pm: rePHRAME Meeting
7-8:30pm: “Two Pastors and Faithful Conversations on Gun Violence” Part 4
7-8pm: Richmond NAACP Branch Meeting
5-7:30pm: Peer Support with the Mindful Liberation Project
8pm: Zine Fest Benefit Show featuring Zac Hryciak & the Jungle Beat, Julie Karr, and Rameysaurus
9-11am: Richmond Clinic Defense
2pm: Richmond March Against Monsanto
5-9pm: Spring Cleaning Bike-B-Q at the Rag & Bones Bicycle Cooperative
12:30-5pm: Richmond Food Not Bombs
End of the Public Comment Period on TRAP
The Richmond School Board meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, on the second floor of City Hall (900 East Broad Street, Richmond VA), at 7pm. If the Monday upon which the meeting falls is a holiday, the meeting will instead be held on the next day, the first or third Tuesday of the month.
Richmond Public Library Board Meeting takes place on the forth Wednesday of each month, from 12-1pm, at Main Library (101 East Franklin Street, Richmond VA). Call the library at 804-646-7223 for more information.
The caption reads, “The map of racist tweets in Virginia made me think it might be a good idea to make a map of reverse-racist tweets for Virginia. The reason there are no reverse-racist tweets noted on this map is that reverse racism isn’t a real thing.”
This image was not created by me.
“Reverse-racism” is the idea that rudeness, bias, or prejudice against white people constitutes systemic abuse and oppression. Rudeness, bias, and prejudice do not constitute racism unless they are backed by power structures which affirm the prejudice. United States power structures affirm prejudice against everyone except whites.
Zine Fest Benefit Show featuring Zac Hryciak & the Jungle Beat, Julie Karr, and Rameysaurus -
Friday, May 24th, at 8pm, at Studio Two Three (1617 West Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220), there will be a benefit show for the 2013 Richmond Zine Fest, taking place in October.
Zac Hryciak & the Jungle Beat, Julie Karr, and Rameysaurus will be playing.
RSVP through the title link.
Spring Cleaning Bike-B-Q at the Rag & Bones Bicycle Cooperative -
Saturday, May 25th, from 5-9pm, at the Rag & Bones Bicycle Cooperative (3110 West Leigh Street, Richmond, Virginia 23221), there will be an open house and barbeque. From the event description:
“Come out to the shop for an open house, grilled food and music by Tess Fisher, The Cales, and who knows who else! Bring your own instrument if you want to play one!
We will be taking donations of bikes, tools and bike parts. Books on Wheels will also be there with books, and taking donations of more books, clothes and shoes, and bric-a-brac why not?!
Bring stuff, come hang out, listen to music, and eat grilled dinner with us. Bringing food to grill is also encouraged!”
RSVP through the title link.
SPARC Membership Development Study Course #2 -
Tuesday, May 28th, from 7-9pm, SPARC (Supporting Prisoners and Acting for Radical Change) will be holding its second membership development course. This course will focus on Historical and Dialectical Materialism.
This study is primarily for SPARC membership, but the general public is welcomed to attend. To obtain the address, message one of the event administrators.
For more information and to RSVP, see the link.
Critical Mass Bicycle Ride -
Friday, May 31st, in Richmond, there will be a critical mass bicycle ride, in order to promote bicycle awareness on the streets. All welcome.
The initial meeting will take place at Monroe Park- between Main, Laurel, Franklin, and Belvidere Streets- at 5pm. The ride will begin at 6pm, along a route which will be announced at the park.
Helmets are not required, but are very strongly suggested. Remember to bring water.
The Rag & Bones Bicycle Cooperative will have tools and bike pumps on hand, as well as free D.I.Y. bike repair guides and other literature.
RSVP through the link.
Sign Making Party and Potluck for March Against Monsanto -
Thursday, May 23rd, from 4-8pm, at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective (2005 Barton Avenue, Richmond VA), there will be a sign making party and potluck in preparation for Saturday’s March Against Monsanto.
See link for further details.
The Richmond Peace Education Center's Conflict Resolution Training for Educators and other Adults -
Saturday and Sunday, June 22nd and 23rd, from 9am-5pm, at the auditorium of the Fan Free Clinic (1010 North Thompson Street, Richmond VA), the Richmond Peace Education Center is holding their Conflict Resolution Training for Trainers. From the event description:
“Open to community members and educators who wish to learn conflict resolution techniques for their own purposes, or to become a facilitator for our conflict resolution team. CEU/Recertification points available.