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The Activists' Watch

April 19, 2024

Turning the embers into a bonfire
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Upcoming Activist Events:
April 19 - May 3, 2024


April 19, 8:00 am, Free Palestine Vigil, Rugby Ave. and Rugby Rd., https://jasoncrane.org/stuff/

April 19, 1:00 pm, Die In for Gaza, The Lawn, Students for Justice in Palestine UVA, https://www.facebook.com/spjpatuva/

April 20, 10:00am, tabling, Central Place on the Charlottesville downtown mall, Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice, https://www.charlottesvillepeace.org/
Sierra Club and 350 Charlottesville-Albemarle

April 20, 2:00 pm, Die In Protest, RVA HCW, Capital Square Bell Tower, Richmond

April 21, 11:30 am, Meadow Creek Watershed Cleanup sign up [email protected]

April 21, 1:00 pm, event celebrating Women's History Month, Earth Day and women at the forefront of the climate movement.Cville NOW and our community partners at JMRL Central Library, 201 E. Market St. Sunday, April 21, 1-3pm, for an event celebrating Women's History Month, Earth Day and women at the forefront of the climate movement. Come hear from women in action at this resource fair and panel discussion. Free books and refreshments! Pick up a free copy of All We Can Save now from any of the JMRL branches. This anthology by 60 women at the forefront of the climate movement is a great read with essays, poetry and art that offer insight into, and solutions for, the climate crisis. Note you don't have to read the book to enjoy this event, where copies of the book will be available. Partners sponsoring the Community Read are Charlottesville NOW, the County of Albemarle, the City of Charlottesville, Jefferson Madison Regional Library, Piedmont Group of Virginia Sierra Club, Piedmont Environmental Council, ReLeaf Cville, and Resilient Together.

April 21, 4:00 pm Trash Cleanup with Orvis at Schenks Branch, https://evergreen.humanitru.com/web/campaigns/rivanna-conservation-alliance~volunteer-events?tab_884=id%3A13828

April 22, 8:00 am, Free Palestine Vigil, Rugby Ave. and Rugby Rd., https://jasoncrane.org/stuff/

April 22, 3:00 pm, Reclaim Earth Day Rally, Begin at Rotunda steps (North side), DivestUVA, [email protected]

April 22, 3:30 pm, Earth Day Stream Cleanup, Nature Conservancy, Register with [email protected]

April 22, 6:00 pm, Staunton Organizing meeting, contact [email protected]

April 23, 8:00 am, Free Palestine Vigil, Rugby Ave. and Rugby Rd., https://jasoncrane.org/stuff/

April 23, 6:00 pm, Richmond Area Chapter Meeting, Virginia Organizing, For more information, contact Rachel Hefner.
April 24, 8:00 am, Free Palestine Vigil, Rugby Ave. and Rugby Rd., https://jasoncrane.org/stuff/

April 25, 8:00 am, Free Palestine Vigil, Rugby Ave. and Rugby Rd., https://jasoncrane.org/stuff/

April 26, 8:00 am, Free Palestine Vigil, Rugby Ave. and Rugby Rd., https://jasoncrane.org/stuff/

April 26, 10:00 am, Plant Trees, Schuyler, James River Association, contact Jordan Bennett at [email protected]

April 26, 4:00 pm, Democracy Rally outside the Federal Building contact [email protected]

April 26, 5:30pm, Harrisonburg/ Rockingham County Chapter Meeting, Virginia Organizing, organizer Karen Valdez is on leave, please contact lead organizer Jorge Mendez for more information

April 27, 9:00 am, Public Workday, Ivy Creek Natural Area and Historic River View Farm. more info :[email protected]

April 29, 8:00 am, Free Palestine Vigil, Rugby Ave. and Rugby Rd., https://jasoncrane.org/stuff/

April 29, 6:00 pm, Staunton Organizing meeting, contact [email protected]

April 30, 8:00 am, Free Palestine Vigil, Rugby Ave. and Rugby Rd., https://jasoncrane.org/stuff/

May 1, 8:00 am, Free Palestine Vigil, Rugby Ave. and Rugby Rd., https://jasoncrane.org/stuff/

May 2, 8:00 am, Free Palestine Vigil, Rugby Ave. and Rugby Rd., https://jasoncrane.org/stuff/

May 3, 8:00 am, Free Palestine Vigil, Rugby Ave. and Rugby Rd., https://jasoncrane.org/stuff/

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

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.

OUR NEWEST ADVISOR

SAM HEATH has joined The Activists’ Guide Advisory Council.

Sam leads Equal Justice USA's Evangelical Network. He also helps co-facilitate the Charlottesville Area Justice Coalition, a group that works to enhance the effectiveness of organizations and individuals working on criminal justice issues in the Charlottesville area through collaboration and mutual support. His faith background in Southern Baptist, Presbyterian, and now Anglican denominations enables him to tell stories about the realities of justice and injustice in America and hold together a view of the world as a place both exceptional and exploitative. Before coming on board with EJUSA in 2021, Sam taught high school history for 10 years in North Carolina and Virginia. He has a B.A. in education and psychology from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and a master’s in theology from the University of Virginia. He has lived in Charlottesville these past eleven years, is married to Rachel, and has three kids.

TODAY’S SONG


“PERSPECTIVE” BY PETE SEEGER aka The Garden Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mi_5BOgRuzM

Over 100 Arrested at Columbia After Pro-Palestinian Protest


The university called in the police to empty an encampment of demonstrators. But students have vowed to stay, no matter the consequences.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/18/nyregion/columbia-university-protests-antisemitism.html

Google workers arrested after protesting company’s work with Israel


Tech workers are escalating their protests over sales to Israel as the war in Gaza continues
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2024/04/16/google-sit-in-employee-protest-nimbus-israel/cke

Protests continue on U.S. college campuses

A group of Yale graduate students launched a hunger strike to demand Yale divest from companies arming Israel.
https://www.democracynow.org/2024/4/16/headlines/yale_students_launch_hunger_strike_usc_cancels_graduation_speech_by_muslim_student

At Columbia, Israel-Gaza tensions simmer as leaders face House hearing

Lawmakers will question Columbia University’s president and two trustees about campus antisemitism
https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2024/04/16/columbia-university-israel-gaza-campus-tensions/

“​​McCarthyism Is Real”: Hobart and William Smith Colleges Suspend Prof for Defending Palestinians

https://www.democracynow.org/2024/4/15/headlines/mccarthyism_is_real_hobart_and_william_smith_colleges_suspend_prof_for_defending_palestinians

20 Pomona College Students Arrested After Occupying President’s Office

https://www.democracynow.org/2024/4/8/headlines/20_pomona_college_students_arrested_after_occupying_presidents_office

Protestors arrested on Capitol Hill

https://www.democracynow.org/2024/4/10/headlines/lloyd_austin_denies_israel_is_commiting_genocide_about_50_protesters_arrested_on_capitol_hill


ACLU warns against UMich censorship policy over Palestinian rights activism

https://www.democracynow.org/2024/4/9/headlines/aclu_warns_against_umich_censorship_policy_over_palestinian_rights_activism

Missouri executes Brian Dorsey despite pleas from 70 prison guards

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2024/04/08/brian-dorsey-execution-missouri/

Housing Activists Take Aim at Real Estate Board of New York for Blocking Good Cause Eviction Law

https://www.democracynow.org/2024/4/5/headlines/housing_activists_take_aim_at_real_estate_board_of_new_york_for_blocking_good_cause_eviction_law

What Happened?

May 2, 1963 Sixty years ago today is known as “D-Day” in Birmingham, Alabama, when thousands of children began a 10-week-long series of protests against segregation that became known as the Children’s Crusade. Hundreds were arrested. The next day, “Double D-Day,” the local head of the police, Bull Connor, ordered his white police force to begin using high-pressure fire hoses and dogs to attack the children.

Today's Quote

““They can threaten us all they want with the police, but at the end of the day, it’s only going to lead to more mobilization,” Maryam Alwan, a senior and pro-Palestinian organizer on campus, had said before the arrests.”

April 18, 2024 at Columbia University
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/18/nyregion/columbia-university-protests-antisemitism.html
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