Organized by Southerners On New Ground, in collaboration with Virginia Anti-Violence Project
May 20th 7:00-8:30
Gay Community Center of Richmond (GCCR) 1407 Sherwood Ave Richmond, VA
in the classroom.
In what ways do you experience violence? What are some ways you define healthy and unhealthy relationships? How does your racial identity play into your relationships and your experiences with violence?
Over the next two years, the Richmond Area Partnership to Enhance Services to LGBTQ Survivors and Raise Awareness of Violence in LGBTQ Communities (RAP) will be working to address violence within and against LGBTQ communities. As part of this work, Southerners On New Ground (SONG) and the Virginia Anti-Violence Project (VAVP) will be holding listening sessions with LGBTQ folks of color to use the power of story-telling to start conversations that build community, give voice to the violence and develop healthier relationships.
Stories are the language of our lived experiences. Stories capture how we work, live, and survive—in moments of joy and fear, achievement and pain. These stories will inform ongoing work to develop resources for LGBTQ people of color in the Richmond area.
Join us for food, beverages, and thoughtful conversation.
***NOTE: This space is for and by LGBTQ people of color only. If you are a white or straight ally (or both!) and would like to know more about the work SONG and VAVP are doing, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
For more information contact:
Salem Acuña at email@example.com or
Jackie Small at firstname.lastname@example.org