The Activists' Watch

January 12 - 26, 2024

Turning the embers into a bonfire
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Upcoming Activist Events:
January 12, 2024

Jan. 13, 2024 – 9:00 am, Bus from Richmond to National March on Washington to stop Gaza genocide back @ 6:00 PM Gathering Location: Altria Theater, 6 N Laurel St, Richmond, VA 23220 Questions? Please contact Zaid @ (804) 495-9587

Jan. 13, 2024 - 9:00 am - Work party on the Fifeville Community Trail Meet at the RTF shed (2030 Morton Drive) at 8:45 am or 9 at Tonsler Park with work gloves, shears or clippers, Rivanna Trails Foundation, the Fifeville Neighborhood Association and the Piedmont Environmental Council

Jan. 13, 2024 – 1:00 pm National March on Washington to stop Gaza genocide, ANSWER Coalition Saturday - Freedom Plaza (
Jan. 15, 2024 – 12:00 noon MLK Day Trash Cleanup, Scottsville Elementary School, 7868 Scottsville Rd, Scottsville,

Jan. 15, 2024 - 1:00 pm Pollock's Branch Clean-up, Nature Conservancy, Register with [email protected]

Jan. 15, 2024, 2:00 pm Gun Violence Prevention Rally in Richmond, Bus leaves from Meadows Presbyterian Church, 2200 Angus Rd. Charlottesville Coalition for Gun Violence Prevention, Click here to register. Contact Gay Einstein at [email protected] or 434-409-3324 for more information.

Jan. 15, 2024, 7:00 pm, Staunton Organizing meeting, contact [email protected]

Jan. 16, 2024, 1 pm, Charlottesville Area Justice Coalition meeting Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 889 1238 4854 One tap mobile +13017158592,,88912384854# US (Washington DC) +13052241968,,88912384854# US

Jan. 18, 2024, 7:30 am, Sierra Club Virginia Chapter Lobby Day at the Capitol in Richmond, Click here!

For complete descriptions of these events, visit
The Activists' Guide Calendar.

DISCLAIMER: The absence of events from a particular faction does not indicate that a slanted perspective exists in Activists Guide. It means that we are not notified of the event. There is no selection of events. If we were notified of an event by an organization that appears in Activists’ Guide Directory of Organizations the entry will appear in the AG Calendar.

Activists’ Guide Directory of Organizations is reviewed at six-month intervals to ensure its accuracy.

Executive Committee of the Sierra Club Piedmont Group is looking for new people with new ideas. For more information contact John at [email protected].


Some new priorities are requiring my time and attention for the foreseeable future, so I'm sorry to say I won't be organizing the anti-death penalty events anymore.

If any of you would like to step into that role, it would be my pleasure to walk you through the small amount of advertising and follow-up that I did for each event. And of course, you'll also inherit my two huge anti-death penalty signs : )

FYI: Oklahoma's next execution is scheduled for February 1st; it's that of James Ryder. Last summer, Mr. Ryder was examined by Barry Crown PhD who diagnosed him with "Schizophrenic Spectrum Disorder".

“'In terms familiar to the law, Mr. Ryder is insane,' Crown wrote. 'His mental power has been wholly obliterated. He is unable to comprehend or process, in any fashion, the reason he is to be executed and that the execution is imminent.'"

Remember - Democracy is not a spectator sport.

What Happened?

On January 20, 2021 Emmett Hill’s boyhood home was declared to be an historic landmark by Chicago City Council.

Today's Quote

"Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.”

Phyllis Diller

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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