Mark Your Calendars- The VOP 15th Anniversary Party is One Month Away!!


If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.  ~Lucy Larcom

The 15th Anniversary Celebration of the Virginia Organizing Project will be held in Richmond on Saturday, August 7th, one month from today. Join us as people from across the state gather to recognize grassroots organizing achievements of the past 15 years!

The South Hampton Roads chapter of the VOP, as well as members of all VOP chapters throughout Virginia are ecstatic about this event. For 15 years, the VOP has addressed issues of social  injustice by supporting and empowering those in need. Not only are we eager to celebrate our past accomplishments and how far we have come, but it is events like this that have the potential to inspire future change in our state, and hopefully even our nation. We are excited to host an event that will bring a diverse group of people together, not just leaders and members of the various VOP chapters in Virginia, but as everyday citizens. Yes, you are invited to our celebration, and would be considered a special guest!  Previous participation in a VOP event is not necessary. We just want to welcome anyone who has an interest the issues we are devoted to in Virginia, such as health care, tax reform, jobs, immigration, with open arms.  Spending this Saturday with us at the VOP will present the opportunity to gather with your fellow Virginia community and be a part of the VOP’s legacy.

Here are the major details you should know:

  • Who: All chapters of the VOP, members of organizations that work closely with the VOP, and anyone of any age who wishes to celebrate the VOP!
  • What: An awards ceremony, workshops, lunch and general celebrating of all of the amazing work the VOP has done over the past 15 years.
  • When: 10 AM -3PM
  • Where: Linwood Holton Elementary School (1600 West Laburnum Avenue, Richmond VA  23227)

Want to attend the celebration but unsure of how you will get to Richmond? The South Hampton Roads Chapter of the VOP will provide transportation! Carpools will be leaving leaving from the K-Mart parking lot off Norview Avenue in Norfolk at 8:30AM. Be there by 8:15AM!

For more information, please email Teresa Stanley at tstanley@virginia-organizing.org.

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