The Activists' Watch

May 13, 2022

Turning the embers into a bonfire
Calendar section

Upcoming Activist Events:
May 13 - May 26

May 16 - 7 pm, Staunton Organizing meeting
May 19 - 7 pm, Charlottesville 350 meeting
May 19 - 7 pm, NOW meeting, Gun Violence Against Women and Children
May 23 - 7 pm, Staunton Organizing meeting

On June 18 a major rally tied to Juneteenth (June 19), is being organized by the Poor People's Campaign in Washington. It will highlight a speech by Rev. William Barber. For details regarding busses, rideshare, housing etc.:

Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice is seeking partners to help sponsor transport to Washington. For further information, contact Bob McAdams at [email protected]

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

Advisory Council

The newest member of the Advisory Council is Rev. Dr. Jan Rivero, United Methodist clergy, retired. She is working largely in higher education ministries, shaping tomorrow’s leaders for advocacy and justice work.

She joins the other 17 members of the Advisory Council. The Council works with all five of the Activists' Guide publications, including Activists' Watch.

The complete list of members is available at or by clicking here.

What happened?

May 23, On this day in 1838 began the final removal of Native Americans from their ancestral lands in the Southeast of North America to lands west of the Mississippi River that were designated as Indian Territory.

Today's Quote

"You should never let your fears prevent you from doing what you know is right."

Aung San Suu Kyi
Nobel Pace Prize recipient

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