Words from Veronica Fitzhugh



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On the morning of Monday, June 5th, Veronica Fitzhugh shared these words with her supporters, prior to her first court hearing.


“You may not always understand me.

You may feel what I do is hateful.

You may only hear my yelling and cursing.

But, I hear a sweeter symphony of other oppressed voices awakening us to wary action in defense of those condemned to the margins and against those who create and maintain those cruel, lonely spaces.

I ask you to move to understanding, act with love, and listen to these people… and move them out of the margins and into the sacred spaces of your hearts.

Fiercely Love.”

STATEMENT ON RESISTING VIOLENT WHITE SUPREMACISTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

There have been people in Charlottesville resisting White Supremacy since it was founded by rapist and enslaver Thomas Jefferson, and since before then, since the widespread genocide of the Powhatan, Monacan, Cherokee, Saponi, and other indigenous peoples whose land was stolen and colonized by White people. The White Supremacist Nazi Klan rally with Richard Spencer, Matthew Heimbach, Nathan Damigo, and other known White Supremacists in Charlottesville on Saturday May 13, 2017, grew out of that history.

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