The Activists' Watch

March 4, 2022

Turning the embers into a bonfire
Calendar section

Upcoming Activist Events: March 4 - 17

March 6 CCPJ Board meeting
March 7 Sierra Club, work crew
March 7 Staunton Organizing meeting
March 8 NOW meeting
March 9 NOW demonstration
March 10 NOW demonstration
March 10 Citizen's Climate Lab meeting
March 10 DSA meeting
March 10 Wild Virginia training
March 14 NAACP meeting
March 14 Staunton Organizing meeting
March 17 Charlottesville 350 meeting
For complete descriptions of these events, visit The Activists' Guide Calendar.

What happened?

March 7, 1965 Six hundred marchers assembled in Selma on Sunday, March 7, and led by John Lewis and other SNCC and SCLC activists, crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge over the Alabama River en route to Montgomery. On March 21, the final successful march began with federal protection, and on August 6, 1965, the federal Voting Rights Act was passed.

Today's Quote

“Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible."

Helen Keller

From Richard:

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I keep thinking of the Carpenters, as I hum their unforgettable song “We’ve Only Just Begun,”
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