Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Day Dinner
25 December 2011 | @ The Conrad Center 1400 Oliver Hill Way Richmond, VA. Supervalu provides this holiday meal along with the support of Food Lion, Martins, Pepsi and Mimi's Whole Wheat (a Byrd House Market vendor). The meal will be served to the homeless and working poor from 9 am to 2 p.m that day wih buses picking up guests throughout the city starting at 8:30 a.m. Volunteers will help serve the dinner as well as help out in the gift room. Groups, churches, companies, individuals and others will provide gift bags filled with age and gender appropriate items for each guest that attends, and other new needed items such as coats, toys, shoes, tee shirts, thermal underwear, coats, and blankets. Bicycles and skateboards are raffled off to the children every half hour. Please contact Christy Ellis at 233-4064 ext. 209 if you are interested in participating in this experience. We need volunteers willing to donate gift bags and other needed new items and willing to volunteer in the dining room and gift room.
The trial of the trespassing cases of 5 Occupy Richmond participants is tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 2pm at the Manchester General District Courthouse, 920 Hull St. on Richmond's south side, 23224. Please attend to show your support and to bear public witness.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Nov 28 on DefendersLIVE: Richmond Free Press Editor Ray Boone Talks about his Special Guests - Occupy Richmond. Mondays on and 97.3 FM at Noon (and Tuesdays at noon online only)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

CSPAN3 airs ASALH Annual Convention's Saturday Luncheon-African American Burial Grounds: Sacred Space Reclaimed, Panel Session (featuring Michael Blakey, Shawn Utsey, Edna Medford, Ana Edwards) over the Thanksgiving holiday
Nov 24 at 3pm & 11pm
Nov 25 at 7am
Nov 27 at 1am & 2pm

FILM: "Until the Well Runs Dry" 2nd screening at the Main Branch Richmond Public Library, 101 E. Franklin St., Friday Dec. 2nd at 6:30 pm.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Nov. 21: Thanksgiving Commentary Show

Motherhood, community
Araminta "Minty" Harriet Ross Tubman Davis

Occupy Richmond - Founding Principles, whose? when? understanding why /

Thanks Giving and Eating Well Together

enjoy my current favorite musicians...

Monday, November 14, 2011

Today on DefendersLIVE: Interview with Ed Ayres, UR president, Future of RIchmond's Past chair, 19th Century Guy on public radio's Back Story - discussing the Sesquecentennial and other things. Live on and 97.3 FM at Noon

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wednesday, November 9th at 7 p.m. for the premiere of "All Night, All Day", a short documentary about the period of time between OccupyRichmond's march to Kanawha Plaza and the raid on their camp at 1 a.m. on Halloween morning. Created by Kontra. Gallery 5 is located at 200 W. Marshall Street, Richmond VA, 23220. Afterwards the group plans to re-occupy Richmond by occupying Monroe Park.
ALWAYS FREE - the African American Studies Community Course, Wednesdays at Richmond Public Library, 6:30-8:30 pm. Tonight: Franz Fanon and Amos Wilson’s Blueprint for Decolonizing the African Mind: Practical Approaches to Solving Problems of Psychological Oppression
featuring Mark Bolden, Ph.D. Psychologist, Denver Public Schools and Private Consultant, Loyola Marymount University

Monday, November 7, 2011

Nov. 7 show: Phil Wilayto, Editor, Virginia Defender

Virginia Defenders writer/editor Phil Wilayto (right) with
Pan African New Wire writer/editor Abayomi Azikiwe, April 2010
Phil Wilayto joins us quarterly to discuss the latest issue of The Virginia Defender. Today's headline highlights are OccupyRichmond ( and and Who are the 1%?; the renewed build-up of pressure for a US attack on Iran (sanctions and/or military); the steady growth of AFRICOM's presence throughout Africa; the case of Reginald Latson, an autistic 19-year old African American wrongfully arrested, tried and convicted of assault on a police office now serving 2 years of a recommended 10 year sentence; and much more.
On November 14th my guest will be Dr. Ed Ayres, president of University of Richmond and chair of the Future of Richmond's Past. Ed is also one of three hosts of Back Story with the American History Guys; his field of historical expertise being sandwiched between the 18th and 20th centuries, he's known as "19th Century Guy". I listened recently to this archived show from 2009: (excerpted from School Days: History of Public Education).