The Activists' Watch

September 15 2023

Turning the embers into a bonfire
Calendar section

Upcoming Activist Events:
September 15 - 29, 2023

Sept. 16 - 2 pm, Day of Democracy, Free Speech Wall, Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice, Day of Democracy, Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice, Sierra Club, contact: [email protected]

Sept. 18 - 7 pm, Staunton Organizing meeting, contact [email protected]

Sept. 19 - 6:30 pm, CVILLE 100 Climate Alliance, meeting,

Sept. 21 - 12 noon Anti-Death Penalty Vigil protesting the Oklahoma execution of Anthony Sanchez, Corner of McIntire and Preston Ave. Cosponsored by Charlottesville Friends' Meeting and Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice, Endorsed by The Activists' Guide. For more info contact Carol Herrick: [email protected].

Sept. 21 – 7 pm, Charlottesville 350 meeting, contact [email protected]

Sept. 23 - 9 am, Public Work Day, Ivy Creek, invasive plant removal, trail maintenance, and landscape restoration. contact [email protected]

Sept. 23 - Grass Roots Gathering, Virginia Organizing, Richmond, for info [email protected]

Sept. 25 - 7 pm, Staunton Organizing meeting, contact [email protected]

Sept. 26 - 1:00 pm, Virginia Conservation Network Annual Conference, Pocahontas State Park,

Sept. 26 - 6:00 pm, Virginia Organizing, Richmond Area Chapter Meeting, contact [email protected]

Sept. 26 - 7 pm, Public discussion regarding Ukranian War. Speakers Medea Benjamin, Helena Cobban, Ray McGovern and David Swanson. Sojourners Church 1017 Elliott Ave, sponsored by Just World Educational, World BEYOND War, endorsed by Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice, RootsAction. Host Contact Info: [email protected]

Sept. 27 - 7:30 am, Virginia Conservation Network Annual Conference, Pocahontas State Park,

Sept. 27 - 6 pm Harrisonburg/ Rockingham County Chapter Meeting, Virginia Organizing, contact Karen Valdez for more information: [email protected]

Sept. 28 - 8 am, Virginia Conservation Network Annual Conference, Pocahontas State Park,

For complete descriptions of these events, visit
The Activists' Guide Calendar.
Executive Committee of the Sierra Club Piedmont Group is looking for new people with new ideas. For more information contact John at [email protected].

From Virginia Organizing:
If you have lost your civil rights in Virginia, we can help you apply to get them restored. On Facebook, fill out this simple form, and someone from Virginia Organizing will contact you. Please share with anyone you know who might need to get their rights restored.

Virginia Organizing will be encouraging nonpartisan restoration of voting rights and civic engagement this summer here in town. Please notify them if you're interested in joining them for canvassing or tabling. This will occur through late October. For more information, please contact Brian Johns [email protected] Or call VO at 434 984 4655 ext 227.

Remember - Democracy is not a spectator sport.

What happened?

September 30, 1919, Elaine (Ark) Massacre starts. By the end of the mass murder of African Americas on Oct. 3, up to 800 were killed.

Today's Quote

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.”

― William Faulkner

New Book

Standing Up To Hate
Members of the Charlottesville Clergy Collective recount their experience and recall the lessons learned from resisting the white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville during the summer of 2017. Details and orders from


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