Virginia Anti-Violence Project (VAVP), has just announced the schedule for weekly meetings starting this month where advocates from the organization will be ‘popping-up’ in diverse, LGBTQ-centered spaces and places in the community. The local organization works to address and end violence within the LGBTQ community.
This “Pop Up” meetings are meant for people to come out and learn more about the resources VAVP offers, talk with advocates and also find about LGBTQ resources that Richmond offers. According to VAVP, it will also be a time to chat about conflict resolution, relationship skills emotional support, and other resources. Individuals will be able to drop in for free and confidential one-on-one sessions with advocates from VAVP.
The “pop ups” start this week and will be held at various locations each month. First Fridays, you can find them at Nationz Foundation from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. On the second Wednesday of each month, VAVP can be found at Minority Health Consortium from 8 to 11 pm, on the third Thursday you can find the organization at Diversity Richmond from 12 to 3 pm. On the fourth Tuesday, you can find them at ROSMY from 3:30 to 6:30 pm and on fourth Thursdays from 3:30 t 6:30 pm you can find them at the Fan Free Clinic.
As I sit in my office and type, I am listening to the beautiful music of the choir of a community of faith that meets in our building on Sundays. I am reminded once again of the strength and gentleness of our community. We can overcome anything. We have often proven that. We need to [...]