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Susan Shibut

Writer and Photographer

Location icon United States

Richmond, Va. | [email protected]

The News Virginian
Democratic majority could bring monumental change to Confederate symbols

RICHMOND - Virginia has 110 Confederate monuments, many of which are housed in Richmond, the former capital of the Confederacy. Among the most notable are the five towering monuments of Confederate leaders lining Monument Avenue. Others live in neighborhoods across the city from Church Hill to Bellevue.

Richmond, VA Patch
Virginia's 'long overdue' monument to its women unveiled

By Susan ShibutCapital News Service RICHMOND -- Hundreds watched as the first seven statues of "Voices from the Garden: The Virginia Women's Monument" were unveiled on the Capitol grounds this morning, on Indigenous Peoples Day. The monument is the nation's first created to showcase remarkable women of Virginia.
Dominion to fund electric school buses in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. -- A greener commute could soon be in store for some students across Virginia. Richmond-based Dominion Energy is now accepting applications from public school districts interested in receiving electric school buses in a program aimed to reduce carbon emissions, lower transportation costs and strengthen Dominion's electric grid.

US News & World Report
School District Advances Conversation Around Gun Violence

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In Virginia, where the annual number of firearm-related deaths paces the national average, black males are disproportionately the victims of gun-related violence. The state's capital, Richmond, had the highest rate of gun-related homicides in the commonwealth each year between 2013 and 2017.

Washington Post
Panel brings transgender issues to light, opens dialogue

RICHMOND, Va. - "Guess what? I am a transgender woman and I am just like everybody else." Keri Abrams was addressing an audience of about 35 people at the "Ask a Trans Person" panel at Chesterfield Central Library earlier this week.

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