Marc Cheatham, of the Cheats Movement podcast, approached us with an interesting proposition late last week. Email title: "Super Random Question" The question: "Can you put the tank on top of the monument base from the New Legacy t's for next week's live podcast?"
Rainbow flood? Be a part of a movement asking important questions on how we can work to reconcile Richmond and RVA? Plus make a funny joke about that time a tank drove down Broad Street? Yep. All in.
The only appropriate answer was "HELL YES."
We made the shirts happen and went to the sold-out recording of The Cheats Movement Live at 804rva where the shirts were given out to lucky guests (who demanded more - being printed as I type).
Guest Michael Paul Williams, of the Richmond Times Dispatch, spoke about the hard and urgent work we need to do to address gentrification, our schools, and police brutality in our community. Read Michael's column for the Richmond Times Dispatch.
Listen to the podcast below. It's funny, it's difficult, it's asking the questions we as Richmonders need to be asking to reconcile the divide between RVA and Richmond.
WATCH THE PODCAST!
DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE NEW LEGACY TEE/HOODY?
"Celebrated artist Noah Scalin has teamed up with The Cheats Movement and released the New Legacy Hoodie and T-shirt to show support for the removal of Confederate statues from Monument Avenue in their hometown of Richmond, VA.
The mission is applicable in any location where Confederate monuments were erected to cause division and disharmony. And is a great way to show support and spark meaningful dialogue about this important topic. The hoodies and tees are on sale now: http://thecheatsmovement.bigcartel.com/
Part of the profits will be donated to the Richmond Peace Education Center so that they can continue their work educating our community on unity and inclusion. #WESEEIT"
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