We would be appalled if a casino was built over Gisozi in Rwanda, a mega mall was constructed over Robin Island in South Africa, or new condos were erected through the gates of Buchenwald in Germany. Let us therefore not have a baseball stadium sit atop the legacies of slavery at Shockoe Bottom.

So happy to see Lupita is speaking on this issue!!  As a member of the cast on Twelve Years a Slave, I’m sure she did research on the significance of Shockoe Bottom in Solomon Northup’s journey into slavery and black American history.  I’ve written more about the issue with building a stadium on this American historic site here.

Lend your voice and sign the petition to oppose building the stadium.

"Live Homosexual Acts" Monologue Performance at the University of Richmond

Tomorrow, Thursday October 23rd, at 9:30pm, on the first floor of the University of Richmond Tyler Haynes Student Commons (28 Westhampton Way, Richmond VA, next to the library overlooking the lake), Students Creating Opportunity, Pride, and Equality (SCOPE) is hosting the monologue performance “Live Homosexual Acts”. The performance celebrates minority orientations, gender identities, and intersex experiences on the U of R campus.

Free and open to the public.  

The venue is wheelchair accessible. 

There are a lot of things I miss about my Virginia life: my friends, my brother and sister, my stepmother, the lifestyle; just to name a few, but most of all: my stepmother, sister, and I driving down the road on a long trip and singing along to every song on the radio wheather we knew them or not. We had fun on our trips no matter what mood we were in before we got into the car.